Top 10 Best Luxury Wooden Chess Sets In 2021

This selection of luxury wooden chess sets includes a variety of thoughtfully sourced products. When your order a wood chess set, it is packed with care to ensure it arrives safely to your home. Our favorite and best selling luxurious wooden chess set is the grandmaster chess set combo, a comfortable 21″ board size with 4″ pieces. The pieces are heavily weighted for a superb chess playing experience and beautifully finished complete with a luxurious billiard felt base. Just click here to check it out.

Below are the top 10 best luxury wooden chess sets I’ve put together. Enjoy! 🙂

Here are the top 10 pick of the best Luxury Wooden Chess sets of 2021:

  1. Luxury Redwood Chess Set – 20″ Board
  2. Black & White Wood And Metal Set
  3. Heirloom Timeless Chess Set
  4. 21″ Staunton Ebony Chess Set
  5. Man Ray Chess Set – Board and Pieces
  6. Heirloom Burnt Finish Grandmaster Chess Set
  7. Gothic Chess Set with Cabinet Storage Board
  8. Scout Style on Pedestal Board with Storage – Shisham
  9. Bauhaus Chess Set – Board and Pieces
  10. Deluxe Large Gloss Woodgrain Chess Set

 

Best Luxury Wooden Chess Sets

1. Luxury Redwood Chess Set – 20″ Board

Feel the luxury of pure privilege when you play chess with this exclusive Redwood Chess Set. It includes a gorgeous 20″ Redwood chess board with weighted, hand polished and black stained Kari chessmen.

Specifications:

  • Board size: 20″
  • Square size: 2″
  • King height: 3 7/8″
  • King base: 1 5/8″
  • King weight: 2.8 oz.
  • Chess pieces weight: 44.6 oz.
  • Includes 32 chessmen

Price: $398.52 USD (FREE shipping)

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2. Black & White Wood And Metal Set

This beautiful contrasting metal and wood chess set is fun to play at home and proudly display. Pick up this incredible lacquered board with beautiful pieces today! Another amazing production from Italfama in Florence Italy, brought to you by Chess House.

  • Pieces: 3″ King
  • Chessboard: Lacquered finish, board size 15 3/4″ with 1 3/8″ squares, 
  • Shipping weight: 11.00 pounds

Price: $405.90 USD (FREE shipping)

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3. Heirloom Timeless Chess Set

Each Heirloom chess set combines a true US handcrafted solid walnut and maple hardwood chessboard with a unique set of chess pieces to suit a wide variety of tastes.

This design known by some as “German” is a timeless representation of simplicity. It has sold in the many 10’s of thousands and remains to be a set of choice for the home and all kinds of casual chess play. With no sharp points to break, it can withstand years of chess play or study and if pieces are ever lost we make it easy to replace.

The style was adapted from DGT Timeless pieces used on the E-Board line and which has seen competitive play at the highest levels.

The chessboard is handcrafted in Pennsylvania from locally sourced premium walnut and maple woods. The process of creating the boards takes many months, from the drying and curing of woods, to the special cutting and assembly process, to the final details that include grooves, beveled edge, engraving, and the multiple finishes that gives it the trademark luxurious and distinguishably smooth surface. Over many months, Raphael created this chessboard model inspired by Drueke’s obsolete works. It has become a remarkable showpiece and platform for any set of chess pieces one owns that are suitably sized, usually 3 3/4″ tall on average.

For display or frequent play, this heirloom quality chess set will be enjoyed for years and spare pieces are most likely available for many years should they ever be needed.

Chess Pieces

  • King height: 3 3/4″
  • King base: 1 7/16″
  • King weight: 1.7 oz.
  • Set weight: 33 oz.
  • Felt Bases

Chess Board

  • Board size: 21″
  • Square size: 2″
  • Board thickness: 3/4″

Care Instructions: Avoid prolonged direct exposure to sunlight which can affect the color of finished woods. The chess board can be cleaned with a soft, non-abrasive cloth to remove dust. Due to the living nature of woods, with change in humidity the chessboard may warp ever so slightly for a time. This can be reversed by storing the board vertically for a time with equal exposure of air to both the surface and underside of the board.

Price: $379.00 USD (FREE shipping)

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4. 21″ Staunton Ebony Chess Set

An exclusive luxury chess set for the refined chess player! This stunning 21″ ebony chess board with triple-weighted, hand polished, Ebony and Kari chessmen is in Staunton style with beauty and fine craftsmanship.

Board

  • Board size: 21″
  • Square size: 2 1/4″ (2.25″)
  • Board thickness:7/8″ (.875″)
  • Felted bottom
  • Traditional Staunton Style Board Crafted from Ebony

Pieces

  • Chessmen crafted from Ebony and Kari Wood – Triple weighted
  • King height: 4″
  • King Base size: 1 13/16″ (1.80″)
  • King weight: 2.7 oz. (can vary from set to set)
  • Pawn height: 2 3/8″ (2.375″)
  • Leather bottoms
  • Piece set weight: 55oz (3.43 lbs)
  • Includes 32 chessmen – 1 queen per side

Price: $658.90 USD (FREE shipping)

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 5. Man Ray Chess Set – Board and Pieces

Designed in 1920 and recreated by expert craftsmen from Germany and Italy, these pieces are comprised of abstract geometric forms. Philadelphia-born, Brooklyn- raised, Dada-Surrealist artist Man Ray created sets from 1920 till his death in 1976. The pyramid is the Egyptian symbol of kingship and the cone a medieval queen’s headgear. The flagon represented the bishops’ tradition of creating exotic liqueurs and spirits.

The knight is fashioned after the head scroll of a violin and the pawns are as tall as the rooks and almost as volumetrically robust as many of the other pieces that are higher ranked to show the increased importance of pawns in modern chess play.

Very few of these original sets are still available for purchase and when they are, they command prices at auctions of tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Man Ray is hailed as one of 20th century’s most innovative artists. Son of a Russian immigrant tailor, Man Ray’s artwork was far ahead of its time so he lived modestly his whole life. His vision was to design a simple, straightforward, but modern and affordable chess set.

Interesting fact. The knight piece fashioned as the scroll of a violin is sourced uniquely from a violin manufacturer in Italy with the expertise and tooling most suited. It’s then joined with the rest of the beech wood set made in Germany and finished to perfection.

The beautifully designed chess board was made to compliment the Man Ray chess pieces. Solid beech wood board measures out at 15.75 inches square and was made under license with the Man Ray trust.

  • King 3.25″, base 1.5″
  • Queen 3.25″, Bishop 2.75″, Knight 2″, Rook and Pawn 1.4″
  • 32 solid beech wood pieces
  • Board is veneered beech wood, 17″ x 17″ x 3/4″ with 2 1/8″ squares

Price: $640.00 USD (FREE shipping)

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 6. Heirloom Burnt Finish Grandmaster Chess Set

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. Each Heirloom chess set combines a true US handcrafted solid walnut and maple hardwood chessboard with a unique set of chess pieces to suit a wide variety of tastes.

The full-size tournament style Grandmaster chessmen with 4″ King are hand carved by master artisans from high grade woods. The pieces are heavily weighted for a superb chess playing experience and beautifully finished complete with a luxurious billiard felt base. These Grandmaster chessmen truly combine finesse and function – elegance amid frequent chess matches.

The chessboard is handcrafted in Pennsylvania from locally sourced premium walnut and maple woods. The process of creating the boards takes many months, from the drying and curing of woods, to the special cutting and assembly process, to the final details that include grooves, beveled edge, engraving, and the multiple finishes that gives it the trademark luxurious, smooth surface.

For display or frequent play, this heirloom quality chess set will be enjoyed for years and spare pieces are most likely available for many years should they ever be needed.

Chess Pieces

  • 4″ King
  • 1 5/8″ Base
  • 32 Pieces + 2 Extra queens for that occasional pawn promotion
  • Green felt bases
  • Made in India

Chess Board

  • Board size: 21″
  • Square size: 2″
  • Board thickness: 3/4″
  • Handcrafted in USA

Price: $469.00 USD (FREE shipping)

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7. Gothic Chess Set with Cabinet Storage Board

The Ultimate Cabinet Chess Storage Board is quite simply, made with the finest woods! Truly an Ultimate chess storage board for the chess player, this board is designed with inlaid Maple, Walnut, Mahogany, and Briarwood! Brass piano hinges serve for the structural raising support, and the storage compartment itself is serviced with it’s own lock and key!

Eye-catching, beautiful, and everything else, this Ultimate storage chessboard will fulfill your wish for the best holder of your prize chessmen! It is hand-made in Italy.

Specifications:

  • Board size: 16 3/4″ square and 2-3/4″ tall
  • Square size: 1 3/4″

Price: $519.00 USD

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 8. Scout Style on Pedestal Board with Storage – Shisham

Chess Pieces

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. In particular the knight is fashionable and welcoming. The pieces are carved by master artisans from quality boxwood and shisham wood and nicely weighted for a fantastic chess playing experience. They are finished with a protective clear stain. Felt bases protect a chessboard and enhance the smooth playing qualities.

Features and Specs

  • 3 3/4″ King
  • 1 3/4″ Base
  • 1 oz King
  • 1 7/8″ Pawn height
  • 2 oz set weight
  • 32 Pieces + 2 Extra queens for that occasional pawn promotion
  • Green felt bases
  • Boxwood / Sheesham Wood
  • Made in India

Board

Elm Briarwood/Maple with raised framed.

Specifications:

  • Board size: 22″
  • Square size: 2″
  • Height: 2 1/4″

Storage

This Old World style wooden treasure box was skillfully crafted to graciously store your most precious chessmen. This versatile vessel made of majestic maple continues the fine tradition of boxes throughout history, combining function with decorative purpose, and will be cherished for its fine craftsmanship for generations.

Specifications

  • Outside dimensions: 12″ x 9 1/2″ x 3″
  • Inside dimensions: 11 1/4″ x 8 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ (including 3/4″ inside the lid)
  • Old World Style Wooden Box with Latch Closure
  • Inside bottom is lined with felt to prevent scratches
  • Walnut stain

Price: $495.00 USD (FREE shipping)

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9. Bauhaus Chess Set – Board and Pieces

This game of chess with clean lines is typical of timeless Bauhaus style. Josef Hartwig’s chessmen, designed in 1923, have characteristically reduced forms which, in contrast to commonly used figures, are symbols based purely on the function and form of the maneuver of each piece. Cubes, cylinders and balls lead you move by move to checkmate. The perfect chessboard for the Bauhaus chess pieces features a unique border-less design and compliments the pieces really well.

Bauhaus replicas produced by Naef are classics in the true sense of the word. An archaic use of forms which these objects suggest is characteristic of this collection. Products with the Naef logo (placed in the background) stand for the highest precision and quality in wood processing. Adults and children the world over, are inspired by the harmony of the visible and technical durability of these objects which in turn, encourage creativity and develop the senses during play.

Fascinating, aesthetic, ingenious. The objects possess all these features, yet each one has its own individual character. One first understands this when held in the hand. Apart from the concept behind them, it is the quality of the workmanship which makes Bauhaus play objects so special. Respect for the material, wood and handcrafted with extreme care, result in this unique quality.

Specifications:

  • Board size: 14″
  • Square size: 1.75″
  • 32 pieces + storage box
  • Box size: 17″ x 3″ x 1.5″
  • King size: 2″
  • Base size: 1″ square
  • Made of Maple Wood

Price: $669.00 USD (FREE shipping)

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10. Deluxe Large Gloss Woodgrain Chess Set

Massive wood grain style chess set is a great gift for a new player or enthusiast. This glossy finish is actually a molded resin with a wood grain look.

The heavily weighted set is topped by the King, standing 4 1/4″ above the 21 5/8″ square board. The chessboard is made in Spain by one of the world’s premier makers of chessboards. The molded black edge compliments the dark pieces, while the light grains of the board fit the pieces quite handily.

  • Board dimensions 21 5/8″ x 21 5/8″ x 1/2″ (21.63″)
  • Square size: 2 1/8″ (2.13″)
  • King height: 4 1/4″  (110mm)
  • King base: 1 7/8″ (47mm)
  • King weight: 3.7 oz
  • Set weight: 67 oz (4lbs 3oz)
  • Leather base pads
  • 32 pieces, no extra queens

Price: $254.00 USD (FREE shipping)

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