David Mac Laren (design) and Jim Homann (wood turning) have just completed a very special set of chess pieces. The white pieces are made from Lignum Vitae, a gift to David from master clock maker Will Mattheysen, and the black pieces are made from African Ebony. The marquetry chess board featuring a Heraldic Lion is made by Michael Retter.
The Lignum Vitae and Ebony Chess set $2,000. (Same design in Ebonised Coolibah Burl & Coolibah Burl $1,200)
Michael Retter Chess Board #135 Heraldic Lion, Silver Ash $1,155