The world-famous "Isle of Lewis" Chessmen require a big board to express their full beauty and so we deliver them to you on this marvellous wenge board. Because beautiful pieces require a board of equalling beauty.
Found on the Scottish island Isle of Lewis in 1831, the chess pieces soon became world-famous and much beloved chessmen for collectors and chess enthusiasts alike. Dating back to the 12th century, they are one of only few surviving chess pieces from medieval times.
The pieces in this set are the official version from the National Museums Scotland and are a replica taken from 3D scans of the original pieces. Crafted in polyresin, the chessmen are both durable as well as having a very realistic look to the original ones, which were crafted from walrus ivory. The pieces measure between 8 and 9 cm. For the board, sycamore and wenge veneer has been used to give you a well matching board and with a square size of 64mm the Isle of Lewis chessmen with their broad bases fit comfortably. Overall, the board measures 59 x 59 cm and therefore requires quite some space.
Whether you want to play a game of chess with a historic touch or you want to add that intellectual and smart-looking touch to your living room, this complete set of the world-famous Isle of Lewis chessmen and a smoothly matching board is the right choice for you.
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