3 3/4" Heritage Collection Mark of Westminster Ebonized Viscount 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 Ebonized and Boxwood version of the Viscount design, and is best suited for 1 3/4" - 2" chess boards.
The Viscount design pushes modern Staunton to the limits with a style reminiscent of a classic Berlinger design with a twist. The pieces are very modern with a more curvy shape as opposed to the straight lines seen in traditional Berlinger Staunton.
These chess pieces are Ebonized and Boxwood, which can suit virtually any board color, however Walnut, Teak, and Ebonized chess boards are most popular.
Ebonized Chess Pieces are actually Boxwood pieces lacquered black, giving them a pure black appearance almost identical to ebony, but for a fraction of the cost.
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: 3 3/4"
- King Weight: 2.3 oz
- King Base: 1 1/2"
- Recommended Square Size: 1 3/4" - 2"
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