18" Ebonized American Style Staunton Exclusive Chess Set
This chess set is shown on our 18" Wengue and Maple Executive 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 Spain. Deluxe humidor style storage box included.
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.
The Executive chess boards by Mark of Westminster are premier, furniture quality, real-wood veneer inlays. This style, available only through the Mark of Westminster line, maximizes the square to border ratio in order to fit a larger square on a smaller table. It also has a sharp, black pinstripe, enabling the board to go with nearly any decour. Less than 100 of these chess boards are produced each year, and each come with a certificate of authenticity with serial number.
This set includes the Exclusive Mark of Westminster Storage box, elegantly designed so that you can proudly display it alongside your chess set. The box has two felted compartments for your chess pieces. An internal magnetic clasp helps hold the box in place. Each box has the Mark of Westminster seal embossed beneath the lid.