This beautiful chess case with its unique octagon shape will look terrific displayed in your home. The chess board top is alabaster with the case made from solid beech wood. There is a drawer for storing chess and other game pieces when you want them put away. Drawer height will accommodate chess pieces with a base up to 1 1/4". The case measures 18 1/2" across and the squares are 1 1/2". We recommended sets with a base no larger than 1 1/4" and no taller than 3". Italfama has a wonderful collection of brass chess sets perfect for this chess case.