This beautiful Isle of Lewis set of chessmen is finely crafted from rosewood and is a reproduction of the original collection of ancient Norse chess pieces that were discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. They are one of the few surviving medieval chess sets in the world. This Isle of Lewis chess set is perfect for individuals who are interested in both the historical beginnings of modern day chess, as well as those looking for a distinctive and majestic chess set that will be an heirloom. The chess pieces are hand carved by master artisans of rosewood. This heirloom quality Chess set features a 4.1 in. King with a 1.9 in. diameter base.
- Isle of Lewis style chessmen
- Intricately detailed pieces are crafted from solid rosewood
- King stands 4.1 inches tall with a 1.9 diameter base
- 32 chessmen included
- Felt bottoms protect surfaces from scratches