19" Mark of Westminster Ebonized and Mahogany Standard French Staunton Chess Set
This chess set is shown on our 19" Mahgaony & Sycamore Standard Chess Board but several wood options are available to best suit your personal style and taste. Each color currently available is shown. Chess pieces made in India. Chess board made in Poland. Deluxe humidor style storage box optional.
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 chess piece is hand-carved, well weighted, has 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.
The classic french design is a very popular style known for its slick edging. While very nicely carved, the pieces are extremely durable and playable - so you do not need to be afraid to play with this set daily.
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.
There is not a whole lot that is standard about our standard wood chess boards. These boards are affordable wood veneers that we import from Poland. This board is Mahogany and Sycamore featuring a nice, larger border than you would find on the executive style Mark of Westminster boards if you'd like a little more color from your chessboard. Additionally, this board has felt pads underneath to help protect the surface they rest on. Mahogany is a reddish brown wood that pairs very well with most colors from black to cardinal and crimson rosewood.