4 1/2" MoW Heritage Ebony Palantine Chess Pieces
4 1/2" Heritage Collection Mark of Westminster Ebony Palantine Staunton Chess PiecesThe Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection features some of the finest heirloom quality chess men available today. These chess pieces are extremely well weighted and each set includes extra queens. These Staunton chess sets feature the finest hand carved detail possible as well as red leather bases. Each set includes a certificate of authenticity as well as the Mark of Westminster logo beneath each king.
This is the large Ebony and Boxwood version of the Palantine design, and is best suited for 2 1/4" - 2 1/2" chess boards.
The Palatine chess pieces feature a more exotic Staunton design. The pieces are sloped with a teardrop like trunk and slender like elegance. The queen features small balls on top of each point of her crown, and the knight has an extremely detailed curly mane.
These chess pieces are Ebony and Boxwood, which can suit virtually any board color, however Walnut, Teak, Wengue, and Ebonized chess boards are most popular.
Ebonywood Chess Pieces are the prize choice of many chess aficionados. The purest ebony has little grain, and is jet black in color. Ebony is an extremely rare and hard wood, and is often seen in heirloom quality chess pieces.
Boxwood Chess Pieces are the near universal standard for 'white' chess pieces in hand-carved sets. It is a fairly easy wood to work with, and shows off good detail.