Luxury Chess Pieces

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Luxury Chess Pieces are defined using many factors, including but not limited to the wood used to make the chess pieces, the intricacies of the design, and especially so in the time, it takes to create the chess pieces, the knights for example, as these are the most time-consuming in the hand carving of Luxury Chess Pieces. 

A selection of sublime Staunton luxury chess pieces. Our luxury chess pieces are completely hand-carved and turned and scrutinized at every stage of production to ensure the end result is nothing short of sheer quality. Our chess pieces carry a 3-year guarantee, therefore, investing in an Official Staunton™ chess set is certainly the right move!   

1849 Staunton.US Chess Pieces & Box - Official Staunton™
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1849 Staunton.US Chess Pieces & Box

£749.00 GBP

When this set was still in production, photos were shared with many top collectors and they all agree it is the most accurate 1849 Cooke set eve...

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1851 Staunton Cooke Reproduction Boxwood Ebony Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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1851 Staunton Cooke Reproduction Boxwood Ebony Chess Pieces

£749.00 GBP

English chess master, Howard Saunton, promoted this set at the first international chess tournament in 1849/1851. Its clearly distinguishable pi...

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1950 Dubrovnik Antique and Mahogany Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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1950 Dubrovnik Antique and Mahogany Chess Pieces

£249.95 GBP

  There used to be the greatest chess player of all time, Robert James "Bobby" Fischer, and this beautifully designed chess set used to be one o...

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£249.95 GBP
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3.5" Leuchars Antique and Ebony  Chess Pieces & Box - Official Staunton™

3.5" Leuchars Antique and Ebony Chess Pieces & Box

£499.00 GBP

  The Leuchars Chess Set is named after William Leuchars, the retailer who sold the first John Jaques sets in 1849 from his upmarket shop in Pic...

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£499.00 GBP
3.5" Presentation Ebony & Boxwood Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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3.5" Presentation Ebony & Boxwood Chess Set

£249.00 GBP

A superb library sized chess set, each of these heirloom-quality chessmen comes supplied with four Queens. The set is weighted and beautifully ...

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£249.00 GBP
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3.5" Staunton Cooke Boxwood Ebony Chess Pieces & Chess Box - Official Staunton™
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3.5" Staunton Cooke Boxwood Ebony Chess Pieces & Chess Box

£349.00 GBP

  PRE ORDER NOW - AVAILABLE MID OCTOBER     The Cooke Boxwood and Ebony chess pieces. Maintaining the traditional design specifications to the roma...

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£349.00 GBP
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4" Leuchars Antique Chess Pieces & Box - Official Staunton™

4" Leuchars Antique Chess Pieces & Box

£599.00 GBP

  The Leuchars Chess Set is named after William Leuchars, the retailer who sold the first John Jaques sets in 1849 from his upmarket shop in Pica...

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£599.00 GBP
4" Monarch RC Ebony and Boxwood Prestige Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™

4" Monarch RC Ebony and Boxwood Prestige Chess Pieces

£395.00 GBP

  A sublime Staunton chess set, classically designed with intricate nuances making this set one of our best selling traditional chess sets. This ...

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£395.00 GBP
4.25" Bath RC Ebony and Boxwood Prestige Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™

4.25" Bath RC Ebony and Boxwood Prestige Chess Pieces

£995.00 GBP

  Wooden chess pieces do not come any finer than this. Exquisitely sculpted from the very best hand-selected, ethically sourced ebony, This incr...

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£995.00 GBP
4.4 Inch Cooke Boxwood & Ebony Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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4.4 Inch Cooke Boxwood & Ebony Chess Pieces

£399.00 GBP

    PRE ORDER NOW-SHIPS MID OCTOBER A stunning hand carved set of chess pieces fashioned on an early Staunton design circa 1849.  # King heigh...

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£399.00 GBP
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4.4" Old Collectors Series Rosewood & Boxwood Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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4.4" Old Collectors Series Rosewood & Boxwood Chess Pieces

£249.00 GBP

SUBLIME LUXURY ROSEWOOD CHESS PIECES Exceptional hand carved Boxwood and Rosewood triple weight broad base chess pieces will make a fine additio...

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£249.00 GBP
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4.5 Inch Duke of Wellington Padauk & Boxwood Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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4.5 Inch Duke of Wellington Padauk & Boxwood Chess Pieces

£359.45 GBP

Beautifully hand carved knights with supreme detail, just look at the carving to the knight-heads, simply magnificent. . Hand carved using qua...

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£359.45 GBP
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4.5 Inch Imperial Profilex Rosewood & Boxwood Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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4.5 Inch Imperial Profilex Rosewood & Boxwood Chess Pieces

£349.00 GBP

Quite simply stunning! and new for our Autumn catalogue, this beautifully hand carved and turned chess set will be the envy of your friends and ...

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£349.00 GBP
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4.5" Gallant Knight Ebony Prestige Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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4.5" Gallant Knight Ebony Prestige Chess Pieces

£649.00 GBP

  Hand-crafted, this luxurious chess set is inspired by the horses of a traditional Indian wedding. Timeless and elegant, the limited edition pi...

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4.5" Gallant Knight Padauk Prestige Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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4.5" Gallant Knight Padauk Prestige Chess Pieces

£649.00 GBP

  Hand-crafted, this luxurious chess set is inspired by the horses of a traditional Indian wedding. Timeless and elegant, the limited edition pi...

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£649.00 GBP
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4.6 Inch Sea Horse Rosebud and Boxwood Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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4.6 Inch Sea Horse Rosebud and Boxwood Chess Pieces

£299.00 GBP

Beautifully designed hand carved and turned chess pieces using exotic bud rose and Boxwood hardwoods.   4.6 Inch King height with a 1.9 Inch bas...

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£299.00 GBP
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Andalusian Ebony & Boxwood Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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Andalusian Ebony & Boxwood Chess Pieces

£564.95 GBP

It is difficult to express in mere words and images the absolute beauty of this work of art.  We are proud to reintroduce the Andalusian chess se...

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£564.95 GBP
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Artisan Renaissance Brass an Nickel Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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Artisan Renaissance Brass an Nickel Chess Pieces

£499.95 GBP

  The Artistic Renaissance is one of our most impressive chess sets and is nothing less than spectacular! These are large and heavy chess pieces...

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Artisan St. Petersburg Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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Artisan St. Petersburg Chess Pieces

£449.00 GBP

  In St. Petersburg, Russia, 1895 was a pivotal year for chess. Five of the world's most talented chess players came together in what is known a...

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£449.00 GBP
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Artisan Winchester 4 Inch Acacia & Boxwood Chessmen - Official Staunton™
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Artisan Winchester 4 Inch Acacia & Boxwood Chessmen

£120.00 GBP

QUALITY HAND CARVED CHESS CHESS Typically Staunton in design, this set is suitable even for grand master tournament chess matches! Beautiful natura...

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£120.00 GBP
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Artisan Winchester Boxwood & Ebonised Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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Artisan Winchester Boxwood & Ebonised Chess Pieces

£120.00 GBP

HAND CARVED CHESS PIECES Typically staunton in design, this set is suitable even for grandmaster tournament chess matches! Beautiful stained black ...

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£120.00 GBP
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Ashia Roaring Knight Ebony Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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Ashia Roaring Knight Ebony Chess Pieces

£249.00 GBP

The remarkable roaring knight chessmen feature a rearing knight with flowing mane, and perked ears. A superbly distinctive look is captured with...

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£249.00 GBP
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Atlantic Series Red & Cream Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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Atlantic Series Red & Cream Chess Pieces

£91.47 GBP

COLOURFUL GLOSS CHESS PIECES The Atlantic Classic chess pieces featuring a large 3.75 Inch king. A classic Staunton design finished in stunning glo...

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£91.47 GBP
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Early 1849 4.4" Boxwood & Ebony Chess Pieces & Mahogany Box - Official Staunton™
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Early 1849 4.4" Boxwood & Ebony Chess Pieces & Mahogany Box

£649.00 GBP

We are renowned for making superb reproduction chess sets and boards so it's no surprise that our latest installment exceeds and delivers what c...

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£649.00 GBP
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Haflinger Series Padouk and Boxwood Chess Pieces - Official Staunton™
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Haflinger Series Padouk and Boxwood Chess Pieces

£299.00 GBP

The sheer elegance of this stunning hand-carved set of luxury chess pieces is sure to be a conversation point with guests or indeed the perfect dec...

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£299.00 GBP
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J.H. 4.6 Inch Blackburne Boxwood & Ebony Chessmen - Official Staunton™
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J.H. 4.6 Inch Blackburne Boxwood & Ebony Chessmen

£299.45 GBP

SUBLIME HAND CARVED LUXURY CHESS PIECES A striking and distinct set of chess pieces who's name is attributed to the chess master Joseph Henry Black...

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£299.45 GBP
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King Arthur Ebony & Boxwood Chess Set in Presentation Case - Official Staunton™
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King Arthur Ebony & Boxwood Chess Set in Presentation Case

£699.00 GBP

Legendary British Hero King Arthur, who defended Britain from Saxon invader early 6th Century, is the inspiration for this equally legendary Che...

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£699.00 GBP
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King Charles Ebony & Boxwood Chessmen - Official Staunton™
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King Charles Ebony & Boxwood Chessmen

£249.00 GBP

The King Charles Series Wood Chess Pieces is one of those sets you'll treasure for the rest of your life. The majestic king proudly stands 4 .25...

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£249.00 GBP
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King Charles Padauk & Boxwood Chessmen - Official Staunton™
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King Charles Padauk & Boxwood Chessmen

£249.00 GBP

The King Charles Series Wood Chess Pieces is one of those sets you'll treasure for the rest of your life. The majestic king proudly stands 4 .25...

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£249.00 GBP
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Mark Antony Ebony & Boxwood Chess Pieces in Presentation Case - Official Staunton™
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Mark Antony Ebony & Boxwood Chess Pieces in Presentation Case

£599.00 GBP

Marcus Antonius (83 BC- 30 BC), known in English as Mark Antony or Anthony The inspiration for this unique Chess-set came from a hero of Italian hi...

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£599.00 GBP
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Mark Antony Limited Edition Sandalwood Chess Pieces and Case - Official Staunton™
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Mark Antony Limited Edition Sandalwood Chess Pieces and Case

£1,499.95 GBP

  Limited Edition - Sandalwood is no longer available as a source of handicraft carving. This is the last set available Worldwide in this configu...

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£1,499.95 GBP
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Marshall Edition 4.4" Reproduction Ebony Chess Set - Official Staunton™
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Marshall Edition 4.4" Reproduction Ebony Chess Set

£199.00 GBP

A very attractive set with beautifully carved Marshall Knights with drilled out pupils. The King stands 4-1/4″ tall with a 2.00″ diameter base. The...

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£199.00 GBP
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Luxury Chess Pieces are defined using many factors, including but not limited to the wood used to make the chess pieces, the intricacies of the design, and especially so in the time, it takes to create the chess pieces, the knights for example, as these are the most time-consuming in the hand carving of Luxury Chess Pieces. 

A selection of sublime Staunton luxury chess pieces. Our luxury chess pieces are completely hand-carved and turned and scrutinized at every stage of production to ensure the end result is nothing short of sheer quality. Our chess pieces carry a 3-year guarantee, therefore, investing in an Official Staunton™ chess set is certainly the right move!   

What sets our chessmen aside? We have been working with the same manufacturers for over 20 years, the oldest and most respected of all and it is this reason we are so successful in our procurement and sales of high-end quality Staunton chess sets. We hope you enjoy our collection

Whether you are going to a wedding, a birthday party, or a corporate meeting, a luxury chess set is perfect for your occasion. The elegance and quality of a wooden chess set reflect both the elegance and sophistication of the company to which it belongs. Most individuals, when setting out on a shopping spree, will carry a piece of furniture with them from one store to another until they have selected a quality piece of furniture, a piece that is tailored to their needs.

Luxury Chess SetWhat type of style do you think a luxury chess set should portray? Perhaps it will look more classic in a restaurant setting. A traditional style luxury chess set, containing a round board, solid wood pieces, a two-piece set of matching pieces, and a back piece, would likely look more at home in a traditional restaurant setting. The individual pieces would be much smaller than those used in a dining room and the font used would be white, light-coloured or even a lighter shade of red and black.

 

In a business setting, a luxury chess set will often be the centrepiece of the event. This is because it shows professionalism and class. A game of luxury chess set in a business setting would most likely be of heavier construction than the same style piece used in a dinner setting. Instead of wood, a luxury chess set would be constructed from metal, leather, or other durable material.

Metal is preferred because it is light and attractive, and leather is often used in conjunction with it because of its texture. There are many different styles of luxury chess sets available, but one style that has remained true is the piece and jacket set. These sets consist of a metal back-piece with either solid wood pieces or soft, brightly coloured pieces, while the single-piece chess piece is the keystone of the set. Many luxury chess sets are made up of different colours of wood to fit any style or occasion, but when it comes to style, it can be difficult to find a wood board that does not have a white background.

 

White boards may seem to be the only colour on which the conversational pieces are required to have a white background, but this is not always the case. The board may be either white or the neutral shade of grey or blue, yet one of the conversational pieces may be made from either a piece of wood or an ornament. In this way, the luxury chess set not only accentuates the style of the dining room but also highlights the business meeting, dinner party or business meeting. Some antique and ornate vintage chess pieces have been found in the past in the most prominent business establishments in the world. They were probably purchased by some of the wealthy men in Europe and the United States to commemorate or celebrate a special occasion. Today, if the home decor is a little more formal, then it may be necessary to use a black or other neutral board to match.

Style is a very important factor when it comes to selecting a luxury chess set. It must reflect the elegance of the interior decor and also the style of the business or organisation where it will be used. Chess sets are usually crafted from wood. There are many different styles of wood, each having a different appearance and ability to take different finishes. Most individuals who are shopping for a luxury chess set should purchase a board of the same wood and style as the one to which it will be used in order to ensure that the board will complement the overall style of the organisation.

In recent years, pieces of furniture have been improved and refined, adding elegance to any room, as well as contributing to a stronger sense of style. People have been drawn to the elegance of items like leather sofas, for example, or antique couches and chairs that are crafted from exotic woods like mahogany.

Reasons to buy Luxury Chess Pieces

 

The appeal of classy chess pieces is also due in part to the fact that these pieces are very luxurious. Chess sets were traditionally very expensive and were the choice of kings and queens in ancient times. Chess pieces were typically more ornate and involved intricate, hand-carved designs.

 

The lavish look of chess pieces is not lost on modern people. Those who like luxury items, enjoy being enlivened by the look of exotic woods and skilled craftsmanship that are a part of the charm of chess sets. One reason why classy pieces of furniture are popular is that people think that these pieces are eye-catching. Ornate pieces of furniture such as dining chairs and tables seem to reflect a strong sense of style.

 

Types of Wood Used to Make Chess Pieces

Chess pieces are made out of a variety of woods. The first type is 'boxwood'. It is classified as a hardwood wood and is made of a cell structure similar to that of maple.

Types of wood used to make chess pieces

 

Boxwood is often used to make boxes, as well as furniture. The price of boxwood varies, based on where it is harvested and the quality of the wood. It is normally more expensive than rosewood or ebony wood.

 

Rosewood is the second type of wood used to make chess pieces. It is made by grinding rosewood bark into strips and drying them in the sun, similar to how it is done with Boxwood. Because of its deep, warm tone, it is most often used to make an acoustic guitar.

Ebony wood is also a type of wood used to make chess pieces. This type of wood is not as common as rosewood, as it is considered a rare species. Ebony can be expensive species, as it grows only in West Africa. Most pieces are made from red cedar, a type of wood used for doors and fences.

'Ebony' is actually an old name for Rosewood. Rosewood is considered 'real' ebony; it does not have any real equivalent in the category of synthetic ebony. Ebony was believed to cure everything from epilepsy to insanity, but today, Rosewood is known for its white colour.

Rosewood is one of the hardest and strongest species of wood. However, its deep, warm tone makes it unsuitable for making chess pieces. In fact, its sound almost cancels out the elegance of the pieces. To compensate for this, many manufacturers of chess sets are now using a white finish on their pieces.

Rosewood is used to make either an exquisite Indian chess set or a uniquely modern chess set. Most people prefer it for Indian sets because of its fine grain and exotic smell. Rosewood has a very unique and beautiful appearance, making it stand out against other similar woods such as ebony. The combination of its depth and soft tone makes it a popular choice for chess pieces.

The last type of wood used to make chess pieces is Acacia. Acacia has its own unique tone that makes it a perfect wood for making chess pieces. The cost of Acacia, however, is greatly affected by the weather and geographic location of the wood. Even then, most pieces are still handcrafted from Acacia, a natural wood that is often used for furniture and costume jewellery.

  

 

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