21" Mark of Westminster Ebonized Hoplites 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 printed certificate of authenticity that serves as 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.
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 Wengue and Sycamore squares with a very clean design. It has a good sized border and a sycamore pinstripe to emphasize the playing surface. Wengue is a popular dark color, appearing as almost a charcoal gray. It 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.
Chess pieces made in India. Chess board made in Poland. Deluxe humidor style storage box optional.