Classic Handmade Onyx/ Marble Decorative Chess Set (Mexico)

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ITEM# 11036522
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    ITEM#: 11036522

    The classic game of chess takes place among a sophisticated design in 'Classic'. Chess set fashioned and carved from onyx and marble. Game made by the world renowned stone sculptors of Tehuacan. This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Product Features:
    • The classic game of chess takes place among a sophisticated design in 'Classic'
    • Chess set fashioned and carved from onyx and marble
    • Game made by the world renowned stone sculptors of Tehuacan
    • Made using a diamond-cut patience
    • An entire set of playing pieces
    • Provides intellectual stimulus to any serious decor

    Story Behind the Art:
    The Sierras began crafting parquet tables in onyx and marble 30 years ago. During the history of their workshop they have come to perfect the fabrication of innumerable items, including chess sets, game sets, vases, sculptures, bathroom fixtures, and jewelry boxes. Their onyx and marble are mined in the Mexican states of Puebla and Oaxaca.

    What is Worldstock?

    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.


    Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


    Material Marble, Stone
    Type Chess
    Color Black
    Country of Origin Mexico
    Gender Boys, Girls
    Product Features Handmade
    Set Includes 1 Piece
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions Chessboard: 13.8 in. W x 0.8 in. H x 13.8 in. D; Tallest piece: 1.2 in. Dia. x 2.8 in. H
    Model Number 46521
    Country of Origin Mexico

    Customer Reviews

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    • Most Recent

    • Nice
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      The set is nice. The board is heavy and made of stone - no wood in the board. The white pieces are Onyx. The site says the black pieces are Marble, but I am not sure. They are made of heavy material. Felt on the bottom of pieces and board is low quality, may need to switch out. Chess Set approved by 16 yr old boy.

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      RMarie Dec 6, 2016
    • One of the nicest looking chess sets I've seen.
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      The board is a good size, as are the pieces, it makes a fine display and board to play with. The unique stones for each of the pieces make it a lasting set.

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      Jeffrey W. Aug 20, 2016
    • Beautiful
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      This is a lovely set to look at and hold. Each piece is individually wrapped and it is extremely well packaged. It is heavy and beautiful, we love it and have played many games. A beautiful set.

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      AMG. Feb 8, 2016
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      Marie G. May 14, 2017
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      Elianna R. Mar 14, 2017
    • Most Helpful

    • Not true
      Verified Purchase

      I assure you that this is not onyx. Unless I misread the details, the black pieces are all made of some kind of hard plastic with a little weight. I was very disappointed.

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      gooseisabela Sep 29, 2010
    • Great chess set
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      Beautiful board and pieces. One did arrive broken, but glued easily. Quality set for a good price.

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      djw2008 May 4, 2008
    • Beautiful and Substantial
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      This is a very beautiful and substantial (in terms of weight, for the board is quite heavy) chess set. I love the frosted-marbeling effect on the white chess pieces. I purchased as a gift for my husband and he really loves it, unlike his previous (cheaper wooden set), this one is meant to be displayed for it is quite aesthetically pleasing.

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      mlahey4 Feb 12, 2012
    • better than expected!!
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      Very pleased with the quality of the merchadise and the timely manner in which it was received.

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      kjack0903 Jul 13, 2008
    • Very Disappointed.
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      I was really excited to get this chess set based on the description and pictures. I received the chess set today and it definitely doesn't look as nice as the photos portray. The chess board looks like its cracked with gloss over it. The black squares look like they were painted on and not evenly. The chess pieces themselves are the worst part. Very poorly crafted. The cross on top of the kings are wiggly and easily could come off. The pieces are very misshaped and poorly carved. I have never written a bad review, but this was pretty bad. There are so many good reviews on here.. so maybe I just got unlucky with a bad set? Either way, not happy. Returning is almost a mute point, since you have to pay for shipping and the board is very heavy, so I can only imagine that the cost to return is not going to be cheap. I guess that's what you get when you purchase online.

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      Catherine M. Mar 16, 2017

    Questions & Answers

    • Q:

      "What are the dimensions of the board and how tall are the chess pieces?"

      • A:

        What is the dementions of the chess set and do you have a case for the set

    • Q:

      "What's the. Side of the table and the side of the pieces"

      • A:

        The set is onyx and marble.

      • A:

        What is the dimension of the table and the side od the pieces

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    • Q:

      "What material are the pieces made of?"

      • A:

        The pieces are made of black marble and white onyx.

      • A:

        Yes but what is the high of the pieces and the dimensions of the table

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    • Q:

      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

        because its awesome.

      • A:

        black and white and shiny

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    Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment. More Details

    FINAL SALE EXCLUSION: Items marked as FINAL SALE are not returnable unless the problem you experience is the result of our error.


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    ** Most Oversize orders are delivered within 1-4 weeks. Some orders may take 6 weeks to be delivered.