Marble Chess Set
Marble chess sets are hand carved stone, carefully and meticulously laid in place. Each square is different, making every board unique. Likewise, the chess pieces are handmade, carved in the traditional Staunton chess style. The chess pieces and board have padded, felt bottoms to avoid scratches. This beautiful chess board and chess pieces are of the highest quality, possess perfect symmetry, and ornate beauty.
This chess set is made of white and black zebra marble. The black zebra marble design is a clean black. This stone had a dark, natural color with lights quartz and calcite coursing through. The white marble is bianco venato. This white stone has light grey patterning crisscrossing its surface. These colors create a pure, authentic look, much like the original chess sets of the Staunton style from London. The white marble continues into the border. The pieces have a sophisticated, yet elegant design. The board is 16” wide and the king stands 3.5” tall. The set comes with a blue velvet case to individual hold each piece.
Your Set Includes
12” Marble Board
64 Square Tiles- 32 Black Zebra and 32 White
32 Hand carved chess pieces
Chess originated in northwest India, where its early form in the 6th century was known as chaturaṅga, meaning four divisions. This included the infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry, which evolved into the modern pawn, knight, bishop, and rook. The gmae spread eastward and westward along the Silk Road reaching Western Europe and Russia by the 9th century. By the year 1000, it had spread throughout both Muslim Iberia and Latin Europe. Chaturaṅga was taken up by the Muslim world after the conquest of Persia where it was renamed. The word "checkmate" is derived from the Persian shāh māt meaning "the king is helpless". Around 1200, the rules of shatranj started to be modified in southern Europe, and around 1475, several major changes made the game essentially as it is known today.
Large Marble Chess Set- Black Zebra and White- 16"