16" Mark of Westminster Rosewood Phalanx Executive 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 lifetime warranty for natural defect. Each chess piece is hand-carved, well weighted, has felt bottoms and extra queens. The Phalanx Knight has an extremely well detailed curvature, as well as a prominent cross.
These 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. 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.
The Executive chess boards by Mark of Westminster are premier, furniture quality, real-wood veneer inlays. This style, available only through the Mark of Westminster line, maximizes the square to border ratio in order to fit a larger square on a smaller table. It also has a sharp black pinstripe, enabling the board to go with nearly any decor.
The Exclusive Mark of Westminster Storage boxes are elegantly designed so that you can proudly display it alongside your chess set. The box has two felted compartments for your chess pieces. Each box has the Mark of Westminster seal embossed beneath the lid. This box has a felted bottom so it does not scuff or scratch.
Pieces made in India. Board made in Spain. Deluxe humidor style storage box included.
Chess Set Details:
|King Height||King Base||Queen Height||Bishop Height||Knight Height||Rook Height||Pawn Height||Square Size||Board Size|
|3 1/2"||1 3/8"||2 7/8"||2 1/2"||2 1/4"||2 1/8"||1 3/4"||1 3/4"||16"|
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||1.7 oz||1.5 oz||1.2 oz||1.2 oz||1.1 oz||0.6 oz|
|Boxwood||1.6 oz||1.4 oz||1.0 oz||1.2 oz||1.1 oz||0.6 oz|