Highgrove Tiger Stripe Chess Set
An flamboyant chess set that combines classic Staunton design Highgrove ebonised boxwood chessmen with a jazzy looking tiger stripe ebony and Maple chessboard. The chessmen have a king height of 3 inches and are hand turned and carved from boxwood. The ebony effect is faux but is incredibly convincing and permeates into the wood. It won't rub off or fade with time and provides beautifully finished chess pieces at a lower cost than real ebony. The bases are wide for a 3 inch set which sweep up elegantly to the shank. The finish is achieved by multiple stages of hand polishing The set is very generously weighted for its size and each piece has features a resilient green baize base which not only protects the board surface but allows the pieces to glide nicely. The chessboard is a veneer design and is constructed from tiger stripe ebony and maple. The surface of the board is coated in a resilient satin lacquer which looks very contemporary. A distinctive Staunton set that is a little different from the norm. Four Queens are included with this chess set.