It is beautifully made but isn’t overly ornate to the point of distraction. It features inlaid, precision cut wood squares that are made out of Ebony and Burl wood lumber from Italy. Furthermore, the …
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Although the golden rosewood vs ebony isn’t traditional, I like that it is darker. My board has darker squares and border, so plain boxwood never looked quite right on it. I look forward to receiving what will hopefully be my first quality chess set! I will update you guys when I get it next week 🙂
Terrific Roman chess set complete with small and large pieces. Made of plastic and from 1960’s era. In lovely condition with pieces, box and board as shown. Wonderful for play or collection. Look care…
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Some of these folding chess sets have the appearance of an antique book, so they can be conveniently placed on the bookshelf on permanent display. These designs were favoured by medieval English churches as they gave the game of chess a more scholarly look.
For the money the board is ok. It’s a four, maybe a three-star product. The box proudly declares that the item inside is a wooden chess board. That’s a bit of a stretch. It’s most likely particle board with veneer. And the product description claims that it is an inlaid wood board and, if it is, it manages to nearly pass for a high-resolution photo-finish.
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Vast range of Wooden Chess Pieces with matching Folding, Flat Boards or Boards with Storage. The range includes low end to premier hand made chess sets with high quality finish to play the Chess game like the Kings play. Possess these hard to find combination of Staunton design chess pieces packed in unique display box with matching inlaid wooden chess boards in the same wood. A new concept in fine quality sets collection and playing. For example if you are having Rosewood/Boxwood pieces, the matching board should also be in genuine wood (not veneers) of Rosewood/Boxwood. The possession of these items depicts your royalty and your finer tastes. These fine Wooden chess sets are available in various combinations at reasonable prices.
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That being said, the build is of great quality, they are just sending you something other than what you’ve seen. They Definitely need to clean up their act and sales method. Thats unacceptable. I am waiting on the replacement set that supposedly “matches the one listed in auction”. So we’ll see how this one looks…