As a Decorative Accent:
The word "marble" derives from a Greek word that means "shining stoneĒ. Marble was the favorite medium for Greek and Roman sculptors and architects. Because of this, marble and decorative objects such as marble chess sets, have become cultural symbols of tradition and refined taste.
As an Appreciation Gift:
Chess is a game long associated with power, strategy, and achievement. Symbolizing the ascendancy of intelligence over chance, chess relates directly and easily to the strategic aspects of business. Chess sets then, can make great appreciation gifts for respected clients, vendors, producers or decision-makers in an organization. Marble chess sets, with their weight, beauty and traditonal associations with civilizations both ancient and modern are particularily appropriate for this purpose.
This is a generously-sized marble chess set - The King is over 4 inches tall, with a 1 3/16 inch diameter base, and the board is 18 inches on a side, with 2 inch squares of black and white marble, with a green marble border. This marble chess set is a wonderful present for your favorite chess player.
Note: Board and chessmen can also be purchased separately. See our "Chess Pieces" and "Chess Boards" pages.
The round board is designed to be noticed, and is an effective backdrop to the chess men. This striking set in the classic Staunton style will look good in a wide range of settings. Examined closely, the brown coral displays a variety of sea shells and other marine fossils. The King is 2 3/4 inches tall, on a 1 inch diameter base. The matching board is almost 16 inches in diameter, with 1 1/4 inch squares. The chess men are polished, and the board has a protective felt bottom.
Striking chess set in white and green marble with matching 16 inch board. Board has green and white 1 3/4 inch squares and a green border. King stands 3 1/2 inches tall. The King and Queen chess pieces have 1 1/4 inch diameter bases. Both the pieces and board have protective felt bottoms.Click picture for more details.
A distinctive accent piece for your decor. This naturalistic brown and white chess set blends easily with a variety of color schemes. Examined closely, the brown coral displays a variety of sea shells and other marine fossils. The King is 3 1/2 inches tall, on a 1 1/4 inch diameter base. The matching board is about 16 x 16, with 1 3/5 inch squares. The chess men are polished, and the board has a protective felt bottom. A nice gift for yourself or for someone special!