Rosewood Staunton Presidential Chess Set

Rosewood Staunton Presidential Chess Set


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Mark of Westminster Chess Pieces are the perfection in wood Staunton chess piece design. The chess pieces by Mark of Westminster are known for their heirloom quality. Each chess set is personal, with a printed certificate of authenticity that serves as a lifetime warranty for natural defect. Each chess piece is hand-carved, has felt-bottoms and extra queens.

The Staunton chessmen are some of the heaviest chess pieces as well as some of the most luxurious. These chess pieces are special with steel plug inserts for the base that make them extremely heavy, resistant to cracking. The chess set also features three different tops. Not only is there the steel cross, but also a more traditional wooden cross and a signature “W” for the Westminster collection. This allows some flexibility in how modern or traditional you’d like your chess pieces to be.

These extremely well weighted chess pieces are Rosewood and Boxwood, which can suit virtually any board color, however Mahogany, Macassar, and Walnut chess boards are most popular. Rosewood Chess Pieces vary from medium to dark brown, and is preferred due to is handsome, elegant appearance and strong grain variation. 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 Presidential luxury chess boards by Mark of Westminster are 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 surface decoration with maple, mahogany, and black that is not only stylish, but also 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.

Pieces made in India. Board made in Spain.

King Height: 4 7/16″

King Weight: 6.1 oz

King Base: 1 13/16″

Overall Board Dimensions: 23″ x 23″

Square Size: 2 1/4″

Board Thickness: 3/4″

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