These attractive chess pieces are in the traditional French Staunton style and crafted from wood. They have a beautiful luster and they are weighted for greater stability. The pieces are easily distinguishable making for easier game play. Knights are made to resemble the head and neck of a horse. Kings are the tallest pieces featuring a cross atop a closed crown. Queens are slightly smaller than the kings, and feature a coronet topped with a small ball. Rooks feature castle battlements, and bishops resemble a liturgical headdress of a western church. Pawns are the smallest and are topped by a plain ball. The pieces which represent humans (the king, queen, bishop, and pawn) feature a collar which separates the body from the head design.
Traditional French Staunton style chess pieces
Pieces are crafted from wood
King measures 3 in. with 1.125 in. base
Pieces are weighted for better stability during play