Dark brown border, large clear references. Squares slightly over 1 inch separated by dark brown borders. Feels lightweight (13 oz) but appearance and feel of board gives sense of quality. Finish detail suggests good craftsmanship. No blemishes or irregularities. Interior felt installed neat, secure. Felt extended over hinges adding touch of quality. Metal clasp has good spring and alignment. Board seems durable.
Pieces sized correctly for squares. King height 2 1/4 in. Each piece has black felt, feel slightly weighted. Colors of dark pieces contrast well with dark board colors, natural color of white pieces contrast well with slightly whiter squares. Pieces easy to see, except more detail on the queens crowns would enhance appearance and visibility. Would also like to see greater detail on knights. No other dissatisfaction.
Suitable for both casual play and as an excellent travel set. Overall, I am happy with this set. Would recommend to a friend.