24" Mark of Westminster Ebony Tyrant Staunton Luxury 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 felt-bottoms and extra queens.
The Tyrant Staunton Chess Pieces are some of the most exciting high luxury chessmen we've brought in to our store. This set features high quality, hand carved wooden pieces made of exotic woods with one very important disctinction that sets it apart from other high-end chess sets. Instead of the traditional bust of a horse for the knight, the Tyrant Staunton features a detailed, hand carved dragon. This piece features a wide open mouth with sharp teeth and two actual bone horns behind the head. Certainly, this is one of the most ferocious chess sets available. Additionally, these chess pieces come with three different finials for crosses so you can chose between a more standard cross, to the Mark of Westminster W, to a more fantastical design.
What might be best about the Tyrant Staunton is it's still a very playable set of chess pieces. The pieces are all easily recognizable, so you do not have the trouble you might find with other theme chess sets.
These extremely well weighted chess pieces are Ebonywood and Boxwood, which can suit virtually any board color, however Walnut, Teak, Wengue, and Ebonized chess boards are most popular. Ebonywood Chess Pieces are the prize choice of many chess aficionados. The purest ebony has little grain, and is jet black in color. Ebony is an extremely rare and hard wood, and is often seen in heirloom quality chess pieces.
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.
Exotic, italian briarwood elm root make up some of the most luxurious and interesting chess boards. This board features the classic, old world styling of elm root and it pairs brilliantly with virtually every popular chess piece wood. In particular, ebonywood, ebonized, rosewood and honey rosewood pieces shine on this board. Brass and metal pieces also look fantastic on elm root boards.
This elm root board features a gloss finish to both protect the exotic wood and mark a glistening sheen that accents any chess pieces.
Chess pieces made in India, Chess board made in Italy. Includes deluxe humidor style storage box.
Chess Set Details:
Below is a chart of approximate weights of all pieces; please note these are estimates as slight variations can occur in hand carved items.