17 1/2" Mark of Westminster Honey Rosewood Executive French 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 lifetime warranty for natural defect. Each chess piece 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 Honey Rosewood and Boxwood, which is often paired with Walnut, Teak, or other light to medium brown wood chess boards.
Honey Rosewood Chess Pieces are a soft, easy to work with light to medium brown wood. There is a fair amount of grain, and is an excellent choice if you want an inexpensive natural look.
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 Walnut and Sycamore squares with a very clean design. It has a good sized border and a sycamore pinstripe to emphasize the playing surface. Walnut is a very popular medium brown wood and pairs with any of the popular woods used in Staunton chess pieces as well as many of the theme chess pieces - both painted and not.
Pieces made in India, Board made in Poland. Deluxe humidor style storage box optional.