23" Ebony Imperator Presidential Chess Set

Product Code: 23-V06-Presidential-Chess-Set
23" Ebony Imperator Presidential Chess Set

23" Ebony Imperator Presidential Chess Set

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Product Code: 23-V06-Presidential-Chess-Set

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23" Ebony Imperator Presidential 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 green felt-bottoms and extra queens.

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.

The Presidential chess boards by Mark of Westminster are premier, furniture quality, real-wood veneer inlays. This style, available only through the Mark of Westminster line, is a quarter inch thicker than most other chess boards. Most noticeable, the Presidential Series has black beveled edging that brings added elegance without appearing too busy. It also a unique mosaic with maple, mahogany, and black that is not only stylish, but also brings in color that allows it to match well with virtually any chess set. These boards have felt-pad feet for protection of both the board and your own furniture. 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 Board Weight
4" 2 3/4" 3 3/8" 2 7/8" 2 7/8" 2 1/2" 2 1/8" 3 lb 10 oz 2 1/4" 23" x 23" 3/4" 9 lbs 15 oz

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
Ebony 2.7 oz 2.4 oz 1.4 oz 2.3 oz 1.9 oz .9 oz
Boxwood 2.4 oz 1.9 oz 1.4 oz 1.6 oz 1.7 oz .9 oz

Chess pieces hand-carved in India. Chess board made in Spain
  • King Height: 4"
  • King Weight: 2.7 oz
  • King Base: 2 3/4"
  • Overall Board Dimensions: 23" x 23"
  • Square Size: 2 1/4"
  • Board Thickness: 3/4"

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