The Isle Of Lewis Presentation Teak Italian Walnut Prestige Chess Set
The chessmen are a precise reproduction of the original Isle of Lewis chessmen. These are superb British made chess pieces. They have been produced from laser scans of the original pieces that are stored and cared for by two prominent Museums. The Lewis chess pieces have become an iconic legend and remain one of the most famous and original designs of chess piece.
It is said that the chessmen originated from Norway but remained undiscovered for hundreds of years. It wasn’t until 1831 that they were found by accident near the sea on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Some have argued that the figures were actually intended for a different game and plenty of discussion rages on the origins of the pieces. Despite the arguments and opinions, these pieces are now firmly accepted as being chessmen in the conventional sense.
The original pieces remain in the United Kingdom and are on display for all to see. These precise reproductions give you a chance to own a piece of history and enjoy a game of chess in the presence of their majesty and splendor.
- Chess Board Beautifully handcrafted in Italy.
- Superb quality.
- (50 cm) luxury board.
- (50 mm) playing squares.
- King Height 8.5 cm
- Presentation case
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We offer a 3 year standard guarantee that covers any natural defects such as, splitting, cracking, warping of the woods used in our entire range