4 1/2" Heritage Collection Mark of Westminster Cardinal Rosewood Palantine Staunton Chess Pieces
The 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 Cardinal Rosewood 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 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.
- King Height: 4 1/2"
- King Weight: 3.0 oz
- King Base: 1 7/8"
- Recommended Square Size: 2 1/4" - 2 1/2"
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