Walnut Maple Premium Hardwood Chess Box with Minichess Board Inset

Sale price$219.00 USD
Only 3 units left

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About The Walnut Maple Premium Hardwood Chess Box with Minichess Board Inset

From the moment it first arrives you will enjoy the feel and smell of this genuine hardwood box. It's a thoughtfully designed, limited-production chess box for those who appreciate form and function. Designed with a 4x4 Mini-chess board inset with 2" squares, the top serves a dual purpose allowing play and display of a few pieces.

Hand crafted by experts in the USA and finished with that smooth furniture feel, a signature design trademark appears in the framed beveled maple inset of the mitered lid.

Paired with matching solid walnut and maple chess boards available separately, it's a perfect gift for anniversaries or that extra-special occasion and a game to hand down to future generations. Just add your favorite chess men.
  • Engraving/personalization ready inside lid
  • Furniture finish, hand crafted walnut and maple
  • Felted inside and beneath the box


  • For pieces with 2" or smaller base (most 3.5 to 4 1/4" pieces)
  • Exterior: 12" x 12" x 2 3/4"
  • Interior: 11" x 11" x 2"
  • 3lb 14oz
About the artist: For almost 200 years, in rural Pennsylvania, this family has a rich heritage of woodworking and farming. Originally from Switzerland, precision wood working skills were passed down through five generations. Today, this remarkable lost art of woodworking is continually refined, blending timeless methods with the latest knowledge on living wood behavior.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Kent McCaman
I am delighted.

This handsome and well-crafted box is the perfect companion to my Druke maple & walnut chessboard. My chessmen are always displayed ready for play on that board. I use the new box strictly to keep extra pieces for pawn retrieval. I never need a salt shaker to represent a Queen.

On top of the box, in each color, are five Queens, one Bishop, one Knight, and a Rook. Each is an identical match to my father’s old chess set. At age four, I learned how to play chess using it.

More pieces fill the box inside but it’s most unlikely the box will ever be opened to need one. I like keeping pieces for pawn retrieval on top of the box because they are handy and physically separated from chessmen captured in play. Players can glance at pieces captured and not be confused by seeing extra chessmen.

The additional pieces for pawn retrieval look formidable and stunning atop the box.

This box is unique and makes a remarkable impression. I am delighted.

Should be displayed in your home

The quality of this chess box is amazing! The grain of the wood is beautiful, the finish is perfect, and all joints are tight with without any gaps that I could see. I was especially pleased to see that the lower box portion includes dovetail joints at every corner. This inside has a felt bottom and provides more that enough room for my set that includes 4" kings and two extra queens.

Unbelievable craftsmanship

I own quite a few JLP boards from ChessHouse, but this chess box is on another level. It is superbly crafted, and holds a 3.75” set comfortably. 5 well deserved stars!