This is our collection of ebonized boxwood chess sets. The term "ebonized" simply refers to the fact that the wood pieces are stained black, they are not real ebony. Because boxwood has a very tight, closed grain, after the pieces are stained and polished they can nearly pass for real ebony. Only an expert could tell the difference. But the advantage of an ebonized chess set is that it's half the cost of real ebony. Our most popular chess sets are available in ebonized boxwood and we offer combinations of ebonized boxwood with the traditional unstained boxwood and also with golden rosewood for a unique combination. You will find just about any size you are looking for, from 2.75" up to 4" kings. These chess sets are either double or triple weighted, come with green baize pads, and include an extra set of queens for pawn promotion.