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The Isle Of Lewis Italian Briar Chess Set
The Isle Of Lewis Italian Briar Chess Set
The Isle Of Lewis Italian Briar Chess Set
The Isle Of Lewis Italian Briar Chess Set
The Isle Of Lewis Italian Briar Chess Set
The Isle Of Lewis Italian Briar Chess Set
The Isle Of Lewis Italian Briar Chess Set
The Isle Of Lewis Italian Briar Chess Set
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  • What's included?
  • 1 Chess board
  • 32 Chessmen
  • 1 Rules booklet
  • Two year warranty
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Isle of Lewis booklet

The Isle Of Lewis Italian Briar Chess Set

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Product Description

This supremely luxurious chess set combines the legendary Isle of Lewis chessmen with our beautiful Italian briarwood chess board. The chessmen are a precise reproduction of the original Isle of Lewis chessmen. These superb British made chess pieces are brought to you by the National Museum, Scotland. They have been produced from laser scans of the original pieces that are stored and cared for by the museum. 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.

Product Specifications

King Height:  3.25 inches (8.26 cm)
King Base Diameter:  2 inches (5.08 cm)
King Weight:  129.9 grams
Pawn Height:  1.5 inches (3.81 cm)
Pawn Weight:  20.2 grams
Pawn Base Diameter:  1 inch (2.54 cm)
Weight:  4.5 kg
Materials:  Crushed Stone Composite, Briarwood, Elmwood
Number of Queens:  2
Board Size:  23.6 inches (59.94 cm)
Board Thickness:  0.6 inches (1.52 cm)
Square Size:  2.4 inches (6.1 cm)

Product Reviews

"The reproduction of the original Isle of Lewis pieces, are extraordinary by themselves. Each piece is beautiful mini-sculpture in itself. But when paired with the Italian Briar Chess board, it is without a doubt one of the most exquisite chess sets, I have owned, and for that matter seen available for purchase, within this price range. One thing though is that the chessboard is quite large and heavy, because of its material, superb quality, workmanship. Even if you do not use this chess set to play, it makes for an excellent display in any room. Moving the chess pieces across the board, gives you a sense of how this game may have been played centuries ago. Every happy with the purchase and the excellent customer service received from Paula at Regency Chess UK. The transaction was very easy and the item, shipped immediately and was delivered internationally in four days, with tracking."

C , 2nd September 2018

"An beautifully crafted chess set upon an equally beautiful board. It is a true delight to play out my games on them."

A Mullen, 29th January 2017

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