The Lewis Chess Set
This set is based on the original Lewis Chess set pieces, named after the island where they were found (Lewis, Scotland). The originals date from the 12th century and were carved from walrus ivory. Discovered in 1831 they may constitute some of the few complete, surviving medieval chess sets. The discovery included 78 pieces.
The rook (or “warder”) for our version was a recently identified piece to the set (the “berserker”), whose original was sold for £735,000 in July 2019
Original set name:
Fir-Tàilisg (Scottish Gaelic)
Please note: This beautiful chess set does not come with a board!
The size options are as follows:
Standard: designed for a 12″ x 12″ board (with 1.5″ tiles)
Medium: designed for a 16″ x 16″ board (with 2″ tiles)
Tournament: designed for a 20″ x 20″ board (with 2.5″ tiles)