This Sherlock Holmes Chess Set comprises of an expertly crafted set of chess pieces by Studio Anne Carlton of Yorkshire and a beautiful made mahogany birch inlaid chess board.
Each of the pieces is expertly created using crushed stone; this is a lovely material used in many of SAC’s themed chess sets and works incredibly well. The beautifully made pieces are perfectly weighted and depict each of the key characters from the story of the fictional detective who appeared in four novels and over 50 short stories - first published in 1887 and written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The white pieces represent the good characters from the story; the King is Sherlock himself, the Queen is his landlady, Mrs. Hudson, two Bishops represent Dr Watson and Inspector Lestrade is represented as two Knights. The black chess pieces represent the dark or evil characters from Sir Author Conan Doyle’s novels; including Sherlock’s nemesis Professor Moriarty as a king and Irene Adler as the queen. All of the pieces in this Sherlock are beautifully painted by hanh and are supplied in a compartmentalised box which is branded.
The chess set is paired with a mahogany and birch wood veneered chess board, which is made in Europe. This carries many advantages over boards made from a single piece of wood, they are much more rebust in that they are less prone to the effects of environmental humidity etc.
This superb quality chess set is another fine example from Studio Anne Carlton, the UK based themed chess set specialist. We stock such a vast range of their legendary products because the quality, style and packaging is so good. In this case we have combined the SAC chess pieces with a high quality chess board that is sourced from Europe. The result is a delightful chess set with bags of character.
- King Height : 5 inches
- King Weight : 94g
- Kings Base Diameter : 1 3/8 inches
- Pawn Height : 3 3/8 inches
- Pawn Weight : 36g
- Overall Weight (unpackaged) : 3.3kg
- Materials Used: Stone Resin Composite, Birch, Mahogany
- Board Dimensions : 19 x 19 x 1/2 inches
- Size of Playing Squares : 1 6/8 inches
I've been a Sherlock Holmes fan for years and my girlfriend bought me this set for my Birthday. It's an amazing chess set, great value and wonderfully detailed. I keep the set on display and use it for playing, it looks superb So pleased, it is the best present.
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WOW! this is the first themed set I've ever bought and all I can say is that it's amazing. It's fantastically well made and the pieces look brilliant. My wife was nagging me to buy a regular set, so I'm glad I went for this sherlock holmes chess set instead! Very pleased with the board as well, its so nice.
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