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 red and white coral marble. 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 white coral 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
16” Marble Board
64 Square Tiles- 32 Black 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- Red and White Coral with Fancy Chess Pieces- White Border- 16"
The red and white marble chessboard was absolutely beautiful. The large coral chess pieces were gorgeous. The gift itself was the highlight of Christmas for my niece. However, the lovely blue cases the product came in had buckle clasps that were glued to the fabric instead of screwed into the actual structure of the case. One fell off the first time it was opened, the other one is loose and will probably fail the next time it is touched. I will have to screw them into the frame of the case myself. I have spoken to the company and they appreciated my feedback, offered me a replacement, which I politely declined because I love the chess set, and instead gave me a partial refund of my purchase. and vowed to make improvements. As unhappy as I was with the lack of quality on the case, that was more than made up for by the cooperative and responsive Customer service. Everything else I have purchased from this company has been of top quality, and this will not affect my consumer choice in anyway.