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Mahogany Chess Sets

Submitted by on January 1, 2014 – 3:28 pm

Mahogany is largely an English institution. Mahogany doesn't grow in the UK, but in the 1700s was imported from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Not only does mahogany become more beautiful with age, it is very durable, too. Mahogany technically refers to wood of the species Swietenia mahagoni, which is also known as Cuban or West Indian mahogany. Honduras mahogany, or Swietenia macrophylla, is closely related.

All species of Swietenia are protected. "Mahogany" may also refer to related species of Swietenia, Khaya, and Entandrophragma. In the case of Entandrophragma, the name "mahogany is attached as a suffix, hence "sipo mahogany," "New Zealand mahogany," and "Philippine mahogany," which is not of the Swetenia genus.

Mahogany generally shows even, straight grain without pockets or voids, though wavy-grained mahogany can be found. The wood darkens over time, and when polished has a slightly red sheen. It is a favorite of woodworkers because of its durability and workability. Mahogany is generally used in the finest pieces because the use of some mahoganies is restricted. In the past it was also used in boat construction because of its ability to resist wood rot.

Expect mahogany pieces to be somewhat more expensive than those made of other woods because of the wood's relative scarcity. Older mahogany will usually be darker, though there is some variation among species. But mahogany makes exceptional chess pieces that become more beautiful and coveted with time.

Deluxe Old Club Staunton Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood & Boxwood with Mahogany &
Deluxe Old Club Staunton Chess Set in Ebonized Boxwood & Boxwood with Mahogany & $239.00
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Mahogany & Maple Deluxe Chess Board - 2.125" Squares
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Mahogany & Maple Deluxe Chess Board - 2.375" Squares
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Mahogany & Maple Molded Edge Chess Board - 1.75" Squares
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Parna Chess 17 INCH Large MAHOGANY & MAPLE Wood Game Set Flat Inlaid BOARD ONLY
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