4 1/2" Cardinal Rosewood Antiquities - Ares Staunton Chess Pieces<
Mark of Wesminster Chess Pieces are some of the most fabulous, high quality hand-carved and well weighted staunton chess pieces on the market today. The Ares design feature a sturdy and thick design with felt bottoms and extra queens. It is a classic staunton design with clean lines and uniquely carved pieces that still strongly and obviously represent the staunton aesthetic. 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.
Chessboard Not Included. Deluxe humidor style storage box optional.