15 1/2" Mark of Westminster Ebonized Velites Staunton Standard 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 printed certificate of authenticity that serves as a lifetime warranty for natural defect. Each chess piece is hand-carved with extra queens.
The Velites design is commonly referred to as an Eastern European, Russian, or Zagreb design. 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 little basic about our boards with rounded corners. Each features a stylish mosaic and ample border size making them an attractive, affordable option for chess boards in a number of sizes. This board suits traditional staunton chessmen and unique theme chessmen well as both a display or play board. This board is made from MDF with a rosewood finish.
Pieces and Board made in India. Humidor Style Chess Pieces Storage Box Optional.
Chess Set Details:
Below is a chart of approximate weights of all pieces; please note these are estimates as slight variations can occur in hand carved items.