Marble Chess Set- Marina and Black Marble Chess Board with Pieces- 16"

Marble Chess Set- Marina and Black Marble Chess Board with Pieces- 16"

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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 black and marina marble.  These colors create a pure, authentic look, much like the original chess sets of the Staunton style from London.  The black marble continues into the border.  The pieces have a simplistic, 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 Marina

               Black Border

               Felt Bottom

32 Hand carved chess pieces



               Bishop- 4




Velvet box

Chess Origins

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.

Marble Chess Set- Marina and Black Marble Chess Board with Pieces- 16"

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Sterling Harris
Fantastic Marble Chess Set

Beautiful, marble chess set - arrived in perfect condition and in nice case.

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