3" MoW Heritage Cardinal Rosewood Marquis Chess Pieces
3" Heritage Collection Mark of Westminster Cardinal Rosewood Marquis 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 small Cardinal Rosewood and Boxwood version of the Marquis design, and is best suited for 1 3/4" - 2" chess boards.
The Marquis chess pieces are classically traditional in design with a knight that is reminiscent of an ancient roman style with a mane similar to the plume found on top of centurions of the roman legion. This design offers extremely detail for an understated, classic look.
These chess pieces are Cardinal Rosewood and Boxwood, which can suit virtually any board color, however Mahogany, Macassar, and Walnut chess boards are most popular.
Cardinal Rosewood Chess Pieces vary from medium to dark brown, and is preferred due to is handsome, elegant appearance and strong grain variation. As a midrange wood, it is more affordable than some of the more exotic rosewoods, but still has a suitably rich appearance.
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.