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Wood Chess Pieces

Wood chess pieces abound in variety, style, shape, and wood type. The production of wood sets has grown tremendously in the last few centuries, enabling one to search out a set of chessmen ideally suited to one's taste. The preeminent producer of wooden chess pieces today is India, the birthplace of chess. Craftsmanship ranges from low cost, functional wood chess pieces to ultra fine masterpieces.

Most wood chess pieces have contrasting colors where the light player's pieces are an Indian boxwood, and the dark pieces consist of wood types ranging from black to very light. The most common wood types for the black player's pieces are:

Genuine ebony wood is a dense black wood, finely textured, with a very smooth finish when polished. It is highly valuable as an ornamental wood and generally the most desirable to chess players and collectors. Ebonized stained black and similar in appearance to ebony wood, it gives the stark black and light wood contrast at a lower cost. Various shades of Rosewood (Bud Rosewood, Red Rosewood, Blood Rosewood) range from a very dark brown to a reddish brown offer great contrast and rich wood color tone in the dark pieces. Shishamwood used for the Black player's pieces is the least contrasting and closest in color to the lighter side of chessmen. This wood is more plentiful and affordable.

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4.25in Rosewood Shield Chessmen 4.25" Rosewood Shield Chessmen

Here, the intricate, hand-detailed steed is alert and poised for battle,
thoroughly complimenting the entire set of chessmen. A fine piece for any collection, or a wonderful second or
third chess set for someone who enjoys the game.

Price: $269.00
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3.75" Executive Staunton Rosewood Chess Pieces 3 3/4" Executive Staunton Rosewood Chess Pieces

A stable, wide base with plenty of style.

Price: $129.00
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Rosewood and Boxwood Chessmen - 4in King 4" Executive Chessmen - Rosewood

Price: $199.00
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4in Burnt Pyrography Chess Pieces 4" Burnt Pyrography Chess Pieces

The burnt finish brings a whole new level of intrigue and sophistication
to the chessboard by combining a classic set with a striking decorative
finish.

Price: $149.00
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3 1/2" Standard Staunton chess Pieces #5 3 1/2" Standard Staunton chess Pieces #5

Basic design of nearly tournament size, good with 17-19" boards.

Price: $29.95
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3.75in Scout Chess Pieces 3.75" Scout Chess Pieces

While this set is perfect for any age player and skill level, it's the
ideal first wooden chess set. The sleek chess pieces blend championship
specifications with a minimalist style.

Price: $79.00
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4in Grandmaster Series Chess Pieces 4" Grandmaster Series Chess Pieces

The full size tournament style Grandmaster chessmen combine finesse and function - elegance amid frequent chess matches.

Price: $95.00
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3.75in Championship Series Chess Pieces 3.75" Championship Series Chess Pieces

You can now own the chessmen used by Champions. This design is an
exact reproduction of the traditional European chessmen used at
every major International chess event in the past 15 years.

Price: $79.00
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3.75in Club Series Wood Chess Pieces 3 3/4" Club Series Wood Chess Pieces

The Club series
chessmen exemplify the perfect combination of form and functionality.
This set has been designed to withstand rigorous practical play while
maintaining elegance.

Price: $69.00
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4" Grandmaster Series Chess Pieces - Golden Rosewood 4" Grandmaster Series Chess Pieces - Golden Rosewood

The full size tournament style Grandmaster chessmen combine finesse and function - elegance amid frequent chess matches.

Price: $95.00
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3 7/8in German Staunton Chessmen - Ebonized 3 7/8" German Staunton Chessmen - Ebonized

A fantastic set for all levels of play from starting out to experts.
This "German" design is a timeless representation of simplicity.

Price: $65.00
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3 7/8in German Staunton Chessmen - Golden Rosewood 3 7/8" German Staunton Chessmen - Golden Rosewood

A fantastic set for all levels of play from starting out to experts.
This "German" design is a timeless representation of simplicity.

Price: $65.00
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3 3/4in French Series Wood Chess Pieces - Golden Rosewood 3 3/4" French Series Wood Chess Pieces - Golden Rosewood

French series chessmen are the definition of elegant form and
function and a well recognized Staunton design.

Price: $79.00
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3.75" Scout Chess Pieces - Sheesham 3.75" Scout Chess Pieces - Sheesham

This set is perfect for any age and skill level, in fact at this price
point, an ideal first wooden chess set. The sleek chess pieces blend
championship specifications with a minimalist style.

Price: $79.00
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4" Grandmaster Series Chess Pieces - Rosewood 4" Grandmaster Series Chess Pieces - Rosewood

The full size tournament style Grandmaster chessmen combine finesse and function - elegance amid frequent chess matches.

Price: $129.00
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3.75" Championship Series Chess Pieces - Golden Rosewood 3.75" Championship Series Chess Pieces - Golden Rosewood

You can now own the chessmen used by Champions. This design is an
exact reproduction of the traditional European chessmen used at
every major International chess event in the past 15 years.

Price: $79.00
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3.75" Championship Series Chess Pieces - Rosewood 3.75" Championship Series Chess Pieces - Rosewood

You can now own the chessmen used by Champions. This design is an
exact reproduction of the traditional European chessmen used at
every major International chess event in the past 15 years.

Price: $109.00
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3 3/4" Club Series Wood Chess Pieces - Golden Rosewood 3 3/4" Club Series Wood Chess Pieces - Golden Rosewood

The Club series
chessmen exemplify the perfect combination of form and functionality.
This set has been designed to withstand rigorous practical play while
maintaining elegance.

Price: $69.00
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3 7/8" Club Series Wood Chess Pieces - Rosewood 3 7/8" Club Series Wood Chess Pieces - Rosewood

The Club series
chessmen exemplify the perfect combination of form and functionality.
This set has been designed to withstand rigorous practical play while
maintaining elegance.

Price: $99.00
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3.75" Scout Chess Pieces - Rosewood 3.75" Scout Chess Pieces - Rosewood

While this set is perfect for any age player and skill level, it's the
ideal first wooden chess set. The sleek chess pieces blend championship
specifications with a minimalist style.

Price: $119.00
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6in Jumbo Staunton Chessmen - Ebonized 6" Jumbo Staunton Chessmen - Ebonized

If you like large chess sets, these are your chessmen. The extra large pieces make a bold statement towering over other pieces.

Price: $220.00
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Standard Staunton Chess Pieces #7 in Dark Wood Box 4" Standard Staunton Chess Pieces #7 in Dark Wood Box

Classic wooden pieces in matching box pair great with CHW32 Birchwood chessboard.

Price: $59.95
Sale: $35.00
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Zagreb 3 3/4" Inlaid Wood Chess Pieces Zagreb 3 3/4" Inlaid Wood Chess Pieces

The famous European Zagreb design is recreated in an attractive inlaid
design, a unique set of chessmen for players and collectors.

Price: $234.00
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4" Weighted English Chessmen 4" Weighted English Chessmen

Price: $95.00
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4" Ebonized Chess Pieces 4" Ebonized Chess Pieces

Price: $139.00
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4" Royal Knight Chess Pieces, Budrosewood 4" Royal Knight Chess Pieces, Budrosewood

Price: $299.00
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4" Stallion Rosewood Chess Pieces 4" Stallion Rosewood Chess Pieces

Price: $149.00
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5" Fiero Caballero Chess Pieces - Padauk 5" Fiero Caballero Chess Pieces - Padauk

Price: $595.00
Sale Price: $395.00
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Imperial Ebony and Boxwood Pieces 4" Imperial Ebony and Boxwood Pieces

Price: $362.50
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3 3/4" Timeless Chess Pieces - Sheesham & Boxwood 3 3/4" Timeless Chess Pieces - Sheesham & Boxwood

A fantastic set for all levels of play from starting out to expert. Timeless pieces are found in many major events. They pair very nicely with the 21.6" De Luxe Macassar

Price: $69.95
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3 3/4" Yugo (Zagreb) Ebonized Chessmen 3 3/4" Yugo (Zagreb) Ebonized Chessmen

Patterned after the historic Yugoslavian Zagreb design with some unusual and distinctive design aspects.

Price: $99.00
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3 1/2" Black Stained Kari Wood Chessmen 3 1/2" Black Stained Kari Wood Chessmen

Price: $99.00
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3 1/2" Contemporary Chessmen 3 1/2" Contemporary Chessmen

Price: $69.00
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3 1/2" Ebonized Chess Pieces 3 1/2" Ebonized Chess Pieces

Price: $95.00
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3 3/4" Rosewood Alban Design Chess Men 3 3/4" Rosewood Alban Design Chess Men

Rich dark tones of the Alban rosewood contrast nicely with traditional
light boxwood for a set of chess pieces that players, collectors, and any
chess admirers will enjoy.

Price: $169.00
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4" Sheesham Deluxe Staunton Chess Men 3 3/4" Sheesham Deluxe Staunton Chess Men

The stable, Deluxe chessmen pair medium brown sheesham chessmen with blonde boxwood for a balanced and well playing set of
chessmen.

Price: $69.95
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Jacques Chessmen - Ebony & Kari Wood 3 3/4" Jacques Chessmen - Ebony & Kari Wood

Price: $239.00
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3.75in. Wood Staunton Club Chess Set 3 3/4" Wood Staunton Club Chess Pieces

Club style set of wooden chessmen.

Price: $49.95
Sale: $39.95
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Zagreb Chess Pieces, 3 3/4in Ebonized Zagreb Chess Pieces, 3 3/4" Ebonized

These distinct historical pieces with opposing wood accents are a treat for the decorator or chess collector.

Price: $69.00
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3.25" Meghdoot Shishamwood Chess Pieces 3 1/4" Meghdoot Shishamwood Chess Pieces

Unique, attractive design in shishamwood and boxwood

Price: $99.95
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3 3/4" American Staunton, Ebonized 3 3/4" American Staunton, Ebonized

Price: $49.95
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3.75" Antique Chess Pieces 3 3/4" Antique Chess Pieces

Price: $79.95
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Zagreb Chess Pieces, 3 3/4in Sheesham Zagreb Chess Pieces, 3 3/4" Sheesham

These distinct historical pieces with opposing wood accents are a treat for the decorator or chess collector.

Price: $69.00
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5" Master Staunton Budrosewood Chess Pieces 5" Master Staunton Budrosewood Chess Pieces

Price: $369.00
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3 1/2" Russian Chessmen 3 1/2" Russian Chessmen

Price: $69.00
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Jacques Chessmen - Black Stained Kari Wood 4" Jacques Chessmen - Black Stained Kari Wood 4"

Price: $109.00
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English Chessmen - Weighted - 3 1/2" English Chessmen - Weighted - 3 1/2"

Price: $69.00
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3 1/2" Russian Chessmen 3 1/2" Russian Chessmen

Price: $69.00
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