Luxury Walnut Isle of Lewis Chess Set


(as of 26/06/2017 at 05:40 GMT)

Product Description

A stunning combination featuring our luxury Italian Walnut chessboard matched beautifully with our Isle of Lewis Ivory and Teak chess pieces. The Lewis chessmen (or Uig chessmen, named after the bay where they were found) are a group of 78 12th-century chess pieces, along with other gaming pieces, most of which are carved in walrus ivory. Discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland,[1] they may constitute some of the few complete, surviving medieval chess sets, although it is not clear if a set as originally made can be assembled from the pieces. They are owned and exhibited by the British Museum in London, which has 82 of the original pieces, and the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, which has 11 original pieces. Whether you’re a casual player, or a grandmaster, your chess set should be a beacon of personal taste and elegance. Your children and your grandchildren will learn the game in school. Give them the opportunity to ‘castle’ on grandpa’s gorgeous chess set. A timeless game should look beautiful forever. This stunning Giglio Asla Chess Board makes a fantastic centrepiece to any study or living room. The beautiful 21.75 inch wood chessboard is complete with the same meticulous and classic intarsia inlay design that has defined the Sorrento company for over a century. This wood canvas is the perfect battlefield for the noble knight or the all-important queen.This board is a perfect example of tradition trumping trend, as the simple highlights of the wood and inlay are all the style a sartorial gamer should ever need. Truly, a beautiful board. A stunning chess set that would grace any office or living room!

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