nThe Staunton pattern series made up of Red/Black Painted boxwood. The King proudly stands at 4.5 inches and its base is robust 2.0 inches. The dark chess pieces made of Lacquer black painted Boxwood and the opposing pieces made up of Lacquer red painted boxwood which traditionally used for red side. The set comes with free extra queens for effortless pawn promotion. All chess pieces expertly carved and weighted for fantastic hand-feel and a very nice thud on the wooden chess board. Chess pieces have thick green base pads which precisely envelops the base of each chess men for smooth movement on the chess board. Staunton Chess pieces meticulously hand crafted from the finest grade wood; and polished by hand before lacquer to give it a rich and long lasting shine.