This superb chess set combines the legendary Lewis Chessman with a beautiful wooden chessboard made from mahogany and maple. The chessmen are a very accurate reproductions of the original 12 century Isle of Lewis figures, found on the island over 200 years ago. These superb British made chess pieces are brought to you by the National Museums of Scotland. The accuracy is stunning as they are moulded from detailed laser scans of the originals which are owned by the museum. The Lewis chess pieces have become an iconic legend and remain one of the most famous and original chess designs.
The large chessboard at just over 19 inches is made in Europe of mahogany and maple using sustainable woods and has a light layer of lacquer to offer protection whilst playing. The colours of both chess board and chessmen match very well and create a chess set that is both beautiful to look at and great to play on. There is little doubt that this combination of Lewis chessmen and board is the ideal partnership. Any Lewis fan is certain to fall in love with it.