3 1/2" Heritage Collection Mark of Westminster Ebony Archduke Staunton Chess Pieces
The Mark of Westminster Heritage Collection features some of the finest heirloom quality chess men available today. These chess pieces are extremely well weighted and each set includes extra queens. These Staunton chess sets feature the finest hand carved detail possible as well as red leather bases. Each set includes a certificate of authenticity as well as the Mark of Westminster logo beneath each king.
This is the small Ebony and Boxwood version of the Archduke design, and is best suited for 1 3/4" - 2" chess boards.
The Archduke chessmen is one of the finest chess piece sets available today. The knights are fully carved horses rearing as they prepare for battle. The unqiue wide-mouthed bishop and rounded cross for the king add additional detail to an already amazing set. This chess set is quite obviously delicate so it is best suited as a display piece.
These chess pieces are Ebony 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.
- King Height: 3 1/2"
- King Weight: 3.0 oz
- King Base: 1 5/8"
- Recommended Square Size: 1 3/4" - 2"
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