Black and White Coral Marble Chess Set: A Blend of Tradition and Elegance
Dive into the world of classic strategy with this exquisite hand-carved marble chess set. With its roots in history and designed for both the amateur and the connoisseur, this chess set stands as a testament to masterful craftsmanship.
Exquisite Craftsmanship: Each chess piece and board square is diligently hand-carved from premium marble, ensuring a one-of-a-kind design. Adhering to the iconic Staunton chess style, the pieces feature an intricate design, brimming with artistry. The protective felt bottom ensures a smooth glide and prevents scratching, making every move a delight.
Authentic Marble Design: The set incorporates black marble, known as royal black, a dark stone interspersed with quartz and calcite, and white coral marble, adorned with grey and yellow patterns. The contrast evokes a regal aesthetic reminiscent of the original Staunton chess sets from London. A black coral border frames the board, further elevating its grandeur.
- Chess Board: 16” with Black Coral Border and Felt Bottom
- Tiles: 64 Square Tiles - 32 Black and 32 White Coral
- Chess Pieces: 32 Hand-Carved Pieces with the King standing tall at 3.5”
- Protective Case: Luxurious Blue Velvet Case for individual storage of each piece
The Legacy of Chess: Tracing its roots back to the 6th century in northwest India, chess started as 'chaturaṅga', denoting the four divisions of the army. As it journeyed through the Silk Road, it evolved and embraced various cultures, becoming the game we know today. The transformation from 'chaturaṅga' to 'shatranj' in Persia gave birth to the term "checkmate" from 'shāh māt'. The game further evolved in southern Europe around 1200, with pivotal changes in 1475, shaping modern chess.
Final Words: This black and white coral marble chess set is more than just a game. It's a confluence of history, art, and strategy. Whether you're engaging in a friendly match or displaying it as a centerpiece, it's sure to captivate and impress.