3 1/2" MoW Heritage Cardinal Rosewood Palantine Chess Pieces

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$224.97

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3 1/2" MoW Heritage Cardinal Rosewood Palantine Chess Pieces
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3 1/2" MoW Heritage Cardinal Rosewood Palantine Chess Pieces

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Product Code: 22-S22
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3 1/2" Heritage Collection Mark of Westminster Cardinal Rosewood Palantine 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 small Cardinal Rosewood and Boxwood version of the Palantine design, and is best suited for 2" - 2 1/4" chess boards.

Palatine Design:
The Palatine chess pieces feature a more exotic Staunton design. The pieces are sloped with a teardrop like trunk and slender like elegance. The queen features small balls on top of each point of her crown, and the knight has an extremely detailed curly mane.

These chess pieces are Cardinal Rosewood and Boxwood, which can suit virtually any board color, however Mahogany, Macassar, and Walnut chess boards are most popular.

Cardinal Rosewood Chess Pieces vary from medium to dark brown, and is preferred due to is handsome, elegant appearance and strong grain variation. As a midrange wood, it is more affordable than some of the more exotic rosewoods, but still has a suitably rich appearance.

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 1/2"
  • King Weight: 2.0 oz
  • King Base: 1 5/8"
  • Recommended Square Size: 2" - 2 1/4"

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cardinal rosewood palantine
5 out of 5
han-solo
Location: port moody, british columbia, canada
Date: November 25, 2018
i would like to start with the negatives of this review, first off the crown piece on the boxwood (white) king was very crooked and barely glued on, secondly, the mark of westminster stickers on the bottom of each king looked like they came out of a 10 year old’s cheap sticker book and weren’t even perfectly circular. lastly, there were visible lumps of glue on all four of the queens crowns. as i am a canadian customer after exchange,shipping and handling costs and the duty charges this set ended up costing $410.00 canadian. with that kind of price i would expect far more attention to the little details. however, the quality of the pieces overall was incredible, the shape and design is beautiful and is highlighted by the natural grain of the wood. the weighted feel of each piece is fantastic and using red leather on the bottom of each piece is a nice step up from the usual felt on other sets. this is definitely an heirloom set, and even knowing the minor defaults i would still buy this set. removing the stickers and carefully re-gluing the crown piece in properly was not a difficult or time consuming task. my only real regret is that i waited too long and missed out on getting the crimson rosewood version of this set. the detail on the knights makes them a stunning showpiece. on a scale of 1 to 10 i give this set 8.75, with the cheap stickers being the biggest reason for not giving a perfect 10 to this set. i will be purchashing a 19” macassar storage board next as a complementing highlight to these beautiful pieces.
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Nice set with beautiful knights.
4 out of 5
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Date: September 20, 2018
I was looking for chess pieces with features apart from standard Staunton style with reasonably sized pieces and good handling. The Palantine style also known as Empire II was it. Only downside, the delivery took weeks.
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