Supreme Staunton Chess Set in Bud Rosewood (X2014)
This luxury chess set is triple weighted and comes with extra Queens. The Ebony version is below. Ebony is often preferred, but the color of Bud Rosewood is lost with Ebony. Over time the color of rosewood is enhanced as any slight color mismatches are harmonised with touch and atmosphere. This set has a beautiful reddish brown colour from the wood. It's a leading example in luxury chess sets, the King is 4 inch in height and is magnificent in detail and carving. Note the detail of the knight. One excellent feature of good luxury chess sets is the detail in the teeth of the knight. But looking at the knight overall, notice the slight rustic nature of the set. The nostrils are carved individually - each piece in the luxury chess set is unique, but the staunton style is adhered to - it's a skillful tweak of innovation. The ruddy color of the set gives the look of an expensive chess set, but the rustic tweak gives the set a leading edge that cannot be matched in the US market. The board for this luxury chess set should have 2 inch squares, and would benfit from a hint of blackness to highlight the set's colouring.