Luxurious Isle of Lewis chess set combining the mythical Isle of Lewis chessmen with Italfama's supreme Italian Briar wood chess board. A large chess set made from the very best burr wood veneers. The chessmen are a faithful reproduction of the original Isle of Lewis chessmen. These superb British made chess pieces are supplied by the National Museum of Scotland. They have been produced from laser scans of the original pieces that are on display in the UK museums.
It is said that the chessmen originated from Scandinavia but remained undiscovered for hundreds of years. It wasn't until 1831 that they were found by accident deep in a sand dune in Uig bay, Lewis, Scotland. Some have argued that the figures were actually intended for a different purpose and there has been plenty of debate on the origins of the figures. These precise reproductions give you a chance to own a piece of history.
- Height of King : 8.3cm or 3 1/4 inches
- Width of board playing squares : 5.9cm
- Board dimensions : 60 x 60 x 2cm
- Total weight unpacked : 4kg
- materials used : crushed stone composite, briarwood, maple,