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In 1831, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, a local shepherd found a small chamber of dry-built stone about 15 feet below the top of a sandbank that had been partially washed away by the sea. The chess pieces discovered within the chamber are the oldest complete set of chessmen ever found. Most recent evidence suggests the Lewis Chessmen are of Norwegian origin and date back to the twelfth century.
The Lewis pieces are on display in the British Museum and in the Museum of Edinburgh. Visiting either museum is a worthy experience but with these replica Lewis Chessmen, you can own a little piece of history yourself.
A lovely Lewis Chessmen Chess set featuring an attractive cream coloured Resin box with a removable lid.
The removable lid doubles as the chessboard and lifts off to reveal storage space for all the chess pieces.
The compact sized Lewis chessmen are wonderfully finished giving you a superb chess set. The King is 1 and 3/4 inch and the board approximately 9 inches.
This would make a wonderful gift for any chess enthusiast.
Approx. dimensions: King height 46mm. Board diameter 21.5cm. Square 18mm.
Made in Britain
Product Ref.: 00H726
Cabinet style set with a Chessboard lid
Superbly detailed Lewis Chessmen – faithful replicas of the famous originals
Storage space for the Chessmen beneath the lid
King is 1 and 3/4 inch high