Marble Chess Table
Marble chess tables are made from 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 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 24” in diameter and the table has a height of 23". The table is sent in pieces which rest on top of one another. They are not glued or locked into place and must be assembled upon delivery.
Your Set Includes
24” Marble Board in Diameter
64 Square Tiles- 32 Red and 32 White Coral
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.
Marble Chess Table- Red and White Coral with Fancy Chess Pieces- White Border- 24"
*This table is made to order.