19" Mark of Westminster Padouk Luxe Legionnaires Luxury Staunton 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, has felt-bottoms and extra queens.
These extremely well weighted chess pieces are Padouk and Boxwood, which are most often paired with Mahogany and Macassar chess boards, but will also go with most dark woods as well. Padouk Chess Pieces vary from a light red to a deep red wine color, and is well regarded as one of the most exclusive exotic woods used for chess pieces. It is a hard wood, with a strong grain variation. The wide variety of colors make them quite unique, with the age of wood being the most common factor in the difference. This is a premier hardwood, compared most often in price to Ebony. 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.
This luxurious chess board from Turkey is sure to impress. This opulent chess board blends artistry with chess fantastically and would look wonderful with traditional staunton and unique theme chessmen. This board is a wonderful addition to any chess collection.
Made in India and Turkey. Deluxe humidor style storage box optional. Available with Black, Mazel, Rose or Walnut Chess Board.
Chess Set Details:
|King Height||King Base||Queen Height||Bishop Height||Knight Height||Rook Height||Pawn Height||Square Size||Board Size||Board Thickness|
|4"||1 3/4"||3 1/4"||3 1/8"||2 3/4"||2 1/2"||2"||2"||19 1/2"||3/4"|
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|
|Padouk||2.66 oz||2.51 oz||1.76 oz||1.84 oz||2.12 oz||1.09 oz|
|Boxwood||3.07 oz||2.48 oz||1.66 oz||1.62 oz||1.91 oz||0.95 oz|