4" Mark of Westminster Rosewood Imperator Staunton Chess Pieces
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 felt bottoms, extra queens, and the signature Mark of Westminster Logo beneath the king.
The Imperator design has a very classic chess piece style with the right amount of ornate detail. These chess pieces are Cardinal 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. As a midrange wood, it is more affordable than some of the more exotic rosewoods, but still has a suitably rich appearance. 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.
Pieces made in India. Chess board Not included. Deluxe humidor style storage box optional.
Chess Pieces Details:
|King Height||King Base||Queen Height||Bishop Height||Knight Height||Rook Height||Pawn Height|
|4"||1 9/16"||3 1/4"||3"||2 7/8"||2 3/8"||2 1/8"|
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|
|Rosewood||2.13 oz||1.82 oz||1.40 oz||1.81 oz||1.57 oz||0.93 oz|
|Boxwood||2.01 oz||1.70 oz||1.33 oz||1.54 oz||1.49 oz||0.87 oz|