23" Glossy European Mahogany Presidential Chess Board w/ 2 1/4" Squares
The Presidential luxury 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.
Mahogany is a light reddish color wood, displaying a beautiful reddish sheen when polished. It is often sought after for its use in various furniture. The grain is reported to be interlocked, often irregular in direction, and sometimes very wild. Material containing wild grain is generally difficult to work to a smooth finish, so you will rarely see a dynamic graining in chessboards made with this wood. Due to considerable demand, many species are now protected. This board has a heavy gloss lacquer to both protect the wood as well as give it an added shine for display.
This wood pairs very well with ebony, ebonized, crimson rosewood and cardinal rosewood chess pieces.
Made in Spain.
- Overall Board Dimensions: 23" x 23"
- Square Size: 2 1/4"
- Board Thickness: 3/4"
- Recommended King Base: 1 3/8" - 2 1/8"
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