This large chess set combines the legendary Isle of Lewis chess pieces with a beautiful tiger ebony and maple chess board. The chessmen are a very authentic reproduction of the original Isle of Lewis museum artefacts.
These phenomenal chess pieces are the official Lewis chessmen of the National Museums Scotland. They have been created from 3D laser scans of the original Uig pieces in the museum. The Lewis figures have become legendary throughout the world due to their unclear history, steeped in Celtic and Nordic folklore.
The large chess board, made in Spain, is almost 22 inches (55 cm) in width. These chessmen require a large square size to accommodate their bases. The beautiful rich grain patterns of brown and black ideally complement the colour of the chessmen and add to the mythical look of the chess set.
King Height: 3¼” (8.25 cm)
King Base Diameter: 2″ (5.1 cm)
King Weight: 130g
Pawn Height: 1½ (3.8 cm)
Pawn Weight: 20g
Pawn Base Diameter: 1″ (2.54 cm)
Materials: Crushed Stone Resin, Maple, Wenge
Board Size: 21¾” (55 cm)
Board Thickness: 0.6″ (1.5 cm)
Square Size: 2⅛” (5.5 cm)