Isle of Lewis Luxury Teak Walnut Chess Set
Historic Isle Of Lewis ChessmenTeak Walnut Chess Set
Are you a Harry Potter fan? or have you come here because you love history? Either way, our Isle Of Lewis Luxury Teak Walnut Chess Set is the perfect chess combination for everyone!
It is said that the isle of lewis chessmen originated in Norway, but remained undiscovered for hundreds of years. It wasn’t until 1831 that they were accidentally found near the sea on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
Some have argued that the figures were actually intended for a different game and plenty of discussion rages on the origins of the pieces. Despite the arguments and opinions, these pieces are now firmly accepted as being chessmen in the conventional sense.
The original pieces remain in the United Kingdom and are on display for all to see. These precise reproductions give you a chance to own a piece of history and enjoy a game of chess in the presence of their majesty and splendour.
These precise reproductions give you a chance to own a piece of history and enjoy a game of chess in the presence of their majesty and splendour.
Now for the Harry Potter fans... The isle of lewis set was featured in the scene where Harry and Ron are participating in a game of wizards chess in the great hall - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Playing Squares: 60mm
King Height: 9.0cm
Hand Crafted Chessboard
Italian Made Chess Board