19" Wengue French Staunton Chess Set with 3 3/4" Weighted Pieces
This chess set features Mark of Westminster 3 3/4" Ebonized French Staunton chess pieces with a 19" Wengue and Sycamore chess board.
These premier chess pieces by Mark Of Westminster have been known for their heirloom quality. The chess pieces are hand-carved and have felt bottoms, extra queens, and the signature Mark of Westminster Logo beneath the king. The classic french design is a very popular style known for its slick edging. While very nicely carved, the pieces are extremely durable and playable - so you do not need to be afraid to play with this set daily.
Ebonized Chess Pieces are actually Boxwood pieces lacquered black, giving them a pure black appearance almost identical to ebony, but for a fraction of the cost. 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.
The chess board features Wengue and Sycamore squares with a very clean design. It has a good sized border and has a sycamore pinstripe to emphasize the playing surface. Wengue is a popular dark color, appearing as almost a charcoal gray, creating a great look for someone looking for a chess set with a black and white appearance that is still a classic look.
Pieces made in India. Board made in Poland. Deluxe humidor style storage box optional.