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)
Thomas Hedden –
Contacted the seller for info about the product before purchasing and got a reply almost immediately, the items themselves upon arrival are beautiful! Very happy with this purchase!
Bobby Williams –
Nice looking chessmen set, exactly as I expected. Does not come w/board but the seller stated that. Made a board from Mahogany & Maple & now it’s complete. These are very light in weight because they are hollow. I drilled a hole in the bottom of them, filled with sand, sealed with hot glue and added felt to the bottom of each piece. This set is perfect now.
Such a cool idea! My chess club buddy loved them!
Jason Chamberlain –
I got these to display a very nice chessboard that I have. They are very faithful renditions of the famous set. If I were to play with them, I’d want them to be weighted. But they are perfect for the way I have them displayed.