3 3/4" Heritage Collection Mark of Westminster Honey Rosewood Viscount Staunton Chess Pieces
The Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection features some of the finest heirloom quality chess men available today. These chess pieces are extremely well weighted and each set includes extra queens. These Staunton chess sets feature the finest hand carved detail possible as well as red leather bases. Each set includes a certificate of authenticity as well as the Mark of Westminster logo beneath each king.
This is the large Honey Rosewood and Boxwood version of the Viscount design, and is best suited for 1 3/4" - 2" chess boards.
The Viscount design pushes modern Staunton to the limits with a style reminiscent of a classic Berlinger design with a twist. The pieces are very modern with a more curvy shape as opposed to the straight lines seen in traditional Berlinger Staunton.
These chess pieces are Honey Rosewood and Boxwood, which is often paired with Walnut, Teak, or other light to medium brown wood chess boards. This is the classic German Style, which has been a popular chess piece style for a century.
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.
- King Height: 3 3/4"
- King Weight: 2.3 oz
- King Base: 1 1/2"
- Recommended Square Size: 1 3/4" - 2"
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