20" MoW Crimson Rosewood Legionnaires Executive Chess Set

Product Code: 22-V52-Executive-Chess-Set
$529.95
20" MoW Crimson Rosewood Legionnaires Executive Chess Set
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20" MoW Crimson Rosewood Legionnaires Executive Chess Set

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Product Code: 22-V52-Executive-Chess-Set
$529.95

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20" MoW Crimson Rosewood Legionnaires Executive Chess Set

This chess set is shown on our 20" Wengue and Maple Executive Chess Board but several wood options are available to best suit your personal style and taste. Each color currently available is shown. Chess pieces made in India. Chess board made in Spain. Deluxe humidor style storage box optional.

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, has felt bottoms, extra queens, and the signature Mark of Westminster Logo beneath the king.

The Legionnaires design is a classic luxury style that is a great option for an elegant, traditional design in a chess set. Crimson Rosewood Chess Pieces vary from a light red to a deep red wine color, and is well regarded as one of the most exclusive exotic woods used for chess pieces. It is a hard wood, with a strong grain variation. The wide variety of colors make them quite unique, with the age of wood being the most common factor in the difference. This is a premier hardwood, compared most often in price to Ebony. 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.

The Executive chess boards by Mark of Westminster are premier, furniture quality, real-wood veneer inlays. This style, available only through the Mark of Westminster line, maximizes the square to border ratio in order to fit a larger square on a smaller table. It also has a sharp, black pinstripe, enabling the board to go with nearly any decor. Less than 100 of these chess boards are produced each year, and each come with a certificate of authenticity with serial number.

Wengue is the closest natural wood you will find to a true Ebony, although still more on the brown side. Pure black ebony is very difficult, if not impossible, to make into a veneer, so Wengue is commonly used to make a very dark chessboard. Wengue is a tropical wood from africa, with a heartwood that dark brown, nearly black, with fine, closely spaced, very dark veins and white lines. The combination of white bands against the dark wood with black streaks gives Wengue a very attractive appearance. The grain is fairly straight.

Chess Set Details:

King Height King Base Queen Height Bishop Height Knight Height Rook Height Pawn Height Pieces Weight Square Size Board Size Board Thickness
4" 1 3/4" 3 3/8" 3" 2 7/8" 2 3/8" 2 1/4" 3 lbs 11.0 oz 2 1/4" 20" x 20" 3/4"

Below is a chart of approximate weights of all pieces; please note these are estimates as slight variations can occur in hand carved items.
Wood King Weight Queen Weight Bishop Weight Knight Weight Rook Weight Pawn Weight
Crimson Rosewood 2.4 oz 1.9 oz 1.7 oz 2.2 oz 1.8 oz 1.0 oz
Boxwood 1.9 oz 1.7 oz 1.5 oz 1.6 oz 1.4 oz .8 oz
  • King Height: 4"
  • King Weight: 3.4 oz
  • King Base: 1 7/8"
  • Overall Board Dimensions: 20" x 20"
  • Square Size: 2 1/4"
  • Board Thickness: 1/2"

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