16" Mark of Westminster Ebonized Executive French Classic Staunton Chess Set
Mark of Westminster Chess Pieces are the paradigm of perfection in wood staunton chess piece design. The premier chess pieces by Mark Of Westminster have been known for their heirloom quality. Each chess set is exclusive, with a lifetime warranty for natural defect. Each set is hand-carved and weighted with felt bottoms, extra queens, and the signature Mark of Westminster Logo beneath the king. The French design is our most popular, with a classic, very playable look and feel.
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.
This chess board features a glossy Black finish with Sycamore white squares in a very clean design. It has a good sized border and a sycamore pinstripe to emphasize the playing surface. Glossy black is obviously quite popular and pairs well with woods such as Ebonized, Ebony, and Cardinal and Crimson Rosewoods found in many Staunton chess pieces. It also matches well with many of the theme chess pieces - both painted and not. These boards are generally better used as a display piece because scratches are much more likely to show up on high gloss boards.
Pieces made in India, Board made in Poland. Deluxe humidor style storage box optional.