Isle of Lewis Luxury Mahogany Palisander Chess Set
Whether you’re a casual player, or a grand master, your chess set should be a beacon of personal taste and elegance. Your children and your grandchildren will learn the game in school. Give them the opportunity to ‘castle’ on grandpa’s gorgeous chess set. A timeless game should look beautiful forever. This stunning Chess Board makes a fantastic centrepiece to any study or living room.
Discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, they may constitute some of the few complete, surviving medieval chess sets, although it is not clear if a set as originally made can be assembled from the pieces. They are owned and exhibited by the British Museum in London, which has 82 of the original pieces, and the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, which has 11 original pieces.
51 cm x 51 cm (approx.)
3.5 Inch King Height
Full set of 32 Pieces in stone resin chessmen 3.5 King Height. Felted Pieces.