17 3/4" MoW Crimson Rosewood Vanguard Drip Storage 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 printed certificate of authenticity that serves as a lifetime warranty for natural defect. Each chess piece is hand-carved, has leather-bottoms, extra queens, and the signature Mark of Westminster Logo beneath the king.
These chess pieces are Crimson Rosewood and Boxwood, which are most often paired with Mahogany and Macassar chess boards, but will also go with most dark woods as well.
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.
These amazing chess boards are a unique design crafted by a local artist in New York. Inspired by the works of Salvador Dali, this solid-wood chess board features squares that seemingly melt off the sides of the chess board.
While the design is certainly unique, the raised design also provides ample storage for staunton chess pieces up to 4 1/4" tall. The chess board pulls off to reveal a felt lined interior with a grid-seperated slat system to hold all of your pieces securely without risk of them rolling around.
The base of this board is made from Wengue, and the top features solid blocks of Padouk and Maple. Each one is virtually unique and only a very limited number of these boards have been commissioned.
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Pieces made in India. Board made in USA.