3 3/4" Mark of Westminster Padouk Equinox Executive Staunton 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, well weighted, has felt bottoms, extra queens, and the signature Mark of Westminster Logo beneath the king.
These chess pieces are Padouk and Boxwood. This wood varies 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 weighted chess pieces have a streamlined modern look and have been paired with our 18" traditional chess board with 2" squares
Chess Pieces Details:
|King Height||King Base||Queen Height||Bishop Height||Knight Height||Rook Height||Pawn Height|
|3 15/16"||1 1/2"||3 1/4"||3 1/8"||3 1/8"||2 1/4"||1 15/16"|
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|
|Padouk||1.72 oz||1.48 oz||1.29 oz||1.53 oz||1.72 oz||0.66 oz|
|Boxwood||1.69 oz||1.51 oz||1.26 oz||1.26 oz||1.49 oz||0.59 oz|