Medieval and Gothic sculptures and carvings form the theme. The theme chess sets displayed here are beautifully sculpted in the most exquisite detail. Our unique range of close-up images really focuses in on the minutae of the quite astonishing craftsmanship.
If you are have an interest in this period of our history and the atmosphere created by it then you have a selection of appropriately themed chess sets which will definitely add to the decorative theme wherever you choose to display it.
Choose between our Medieval and Gothic plain theme chess sets and a choice of'Isle of Lewis'options. Yes, the choice really is yours at CheckmateChessSets - where your satisfaction is our business!
Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted in ground stone and polyresin
The Isle of Lewis chessmen - probably the most famous chess pieces in the world! These Lewis Chessmen are replicas of the originals which were discovered on the Isle of Lewis off the West Coast of Scotland and which are now housed safely and securely in the British Museum in London and in Edinburgh. The design of this replica Isle of Lewis chess set closely follows that of the original Lewis chessmen pieces. Click here to view product & close-up images
At CheckmateChessSets, we are only prepared to offer to our customers theme chess board pieces of the highest quality and craftsmanship. Each of the medieval theme chess piece sets featured in this section of the website is derived from an original sculpture painstakingly crafted by a highly skilled craftsman. This original is then used to produce a master mould from which further moulds are created. It is into these moulds that a mixture of heavy ground or crushed stone which takes the form of a fine white powder (in the case of Studio Anne Carlton) or ground marble (in the case of Mascott) combined with a resin mixture is poured.
Once the sculpture has set it is then removed from the mould and either hand painted by skilled artisans to produce the decorated theme chess pieces or simply stained to produce the plain theme chess pieces.
These beautiful theme chess pieces which are yours to own are the result of this process, a process which creates a product of both natural durability and, crucially, also of the right medium to create the most intricate and exquisite detailed scuptures.
But we don''t want you just to take our word for it - thanks to our unique collection of high resolution close-up images you can see for yourself...right now!
Appreciating In Value
Our theme chess pieces are for the discerning collector and are of the quality that should appreciate in value over the years. We know that many of our theme chess piece sets are destined to be handed on to the next generation with affection and pride and, in fact, some of the older theme chess sets are already achieving excellent prices at auction.
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Our commitment to you and your complete satisfaction here at your CheckmateChessSets means that we are only prepared to present to you theme chess pieces and chess boards of the highest quality and craftsmanship. Derived from original sculptures, all the themed chess pieces featured within our catalogue here at CheckmateChessSets are authentic high quality items.
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