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Chess Sets with a Historical Theme - ChessBaron

Our themed decorative chess sets are high quality productions that have no equal available in terms of quality and finesse.

Collectibility:

Chess Sets that are themed, decorative and have some heritage are highly sought after in collectable markets. The fact that these highly prized chess pieces are completely hand made makes high volume production impossible. Our range features the best three decorative chess set manufacturers in the world: Berkeley Chess (the world decorative theme chess leaders), SAC, and Mascott Chess. These type of theme chess products are collected by many theme chess aficianados throughout the world.

It’s not easy getting a successful set of theme chess pieces together. The set must be representative of the occasion, setting and history. The Isle of Lewis chess set is the most famous theme chess set, recognised the world over. The chess pieces were discovered in 1831 along a deserted coastline in the Hebridian Island of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland, by a peasant while chasing a cow. He stumbled upon a stone chamber originally buried under several feet of shifting sand. In the chamber he discovered 78 chessmen carved from morse ivory (fossil remains of walrus tusks). Our representation of this important historic discovery must be true and accurate. Our example is favourably comparable to the original set now in the National Museum of Scotland. All our theme chess sets are the highest quality, these being Berkeley (the World Leader in Decorative chess), SAC or Mascott chess sets. Examples are the Battle of Waterloo, The Civil War or something more frivolous like Alice in Wonderland.

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Small Isle of Lewis Chess Set – Brown (TH2021)

    Delightful small version of the historic Isle of Lewis chess pieces modelled on those held in the National Museum of Scotland, and the British Museum. Made from crushed marble and resin the carefully crafted chess pieces have good weight and feel great. Play with history, ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Small Isle of Lewis Chess Set – Red (TH3021)

    Red version of the delightful small version of the historic Isle of Lewis chess pieces modelled on those held in the National Museum of Scotland, and the British Museum. Made from crushed marble and resin the carefully crafted chess pieces have good weight and feel great. ...

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    Artistry in Play: The Keith Haring Chess Set (E2056)

    Dive into the perfect blend of art and strategy with our exclusive 'Artistry in Play: The Keith Haring Chess Set.' Inspired by the iconic artist's dynamic style, each meticulously crafted wooden piece brings Haring's vibrant energy to the chessboard. Elevate your game and ...

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    The ChessBaron Skulls Chess Set (TH2042)

    If you have a liking for the gothic side of life, you'll love the skulls set of chess pieces. Made from crushed marble and bonded with resin, the pieces are heavy and solid with a really nice feel to the movement of any piece. Each individual piece is highly detailed and ...

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    The Gonks Chess Set (BC3033)

    Chess set depicting this folklore mix of gnomes and hobgoblins. In the original folklore, these curious little creatures were said to take a liking to barns or houses in the colder seasons. If families treated them well, they were said to protect the family. The history of ...

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    George and the Dragon Theme Chess Set (ST2025)

    Made in England. Evoking a light hearted view of the legend of St. George, the characters are unusual and fun. However, when sculpted by the recognised sculptor John Pickering, the set has significant enduring value. Each pawn on the dragons side has the dragon making ...

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    Elvis Presley Chess Set (TH2099)

    Made from crushed marble, this chess set represents the iconic and world changing artist. Nice dense weight, feels great. Elvis Presley is widely considered as the "King of Rock and Roll" and had a significant impact on popular music and culture. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi ...

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    Berkeley Chess – Small Camelot Chess Set – Red (BC3028)

    Made in England. Another of our Camelot chess sets, very finely detailed set - this with exquisitely crafted characters is offered by us as a wonderful smaller theme chess set. Camelot is a favourite theme for chess sets and represents a time when religions were at ...

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    Berkeley Chess – Dinosaur Humour Chess Set (ST2010)

    Made in England. Looking for a humorous chess set? Look at these characters - who'd have thought they were ready for the action of voracious carnivores! Made from crushed marble, the pieces are heavy and very detailed.

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    Berkeley Chess – Isle of Lewis Chess Set – Ivory and Brown (BC2001)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Superb Isle of Lewis Chess Set in classic Ivory and BROWN. There are many variations of quality with Isle of Lewis chess set designs. Look for weight and detail as hallmarks of quality. Berkeley Chess products have become the ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Victorian Chess Set – Ivory and Brown (BC2003)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Heavily weighted Victorian BROWN chess set made fron crushed marble and high quality resin. Taking its name from Queen Victoria, this comemmorative chess design depicts the era of Britain's longest-ruling sovereign, stretching ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Isle of Lewis Chess Set – Ivory and Brown (BC2013)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Superb Isle of Lewis Chess Set in classic Ivory and BROWN. Weight and detail are the hallmarks of quality in a Lewis set of pieces. Berkeley Chess products have become the Gold standard in Theme chess quality. This Isle of Lewis ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Alice in Wonderland Chess Set – Ivory and Brown (BC2014)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Heavily weighted and pure quality, these BROWN crushed marble and resin characters are very high qualty, with the detail highlighted in skillful staining. Alice's "Adventures in Wonderland" appeared in 1865 and "Through the ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Isle of Lewis Chess Set – Ivory and Red (BC3001)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Superb Isle of Lewis Chess Set in contemporary Ivory and RED. There are many variations of quality with Isle of Lewis chess set designs. Look for weight and detail as hallmarks of quality. This Isle of Lewis set is expertly made ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Victorian Chess Set – Ivory and Red (BC3003)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Heavily weighted Victorian RED chess set made fron crushed marble and high quality resin. Taking its name from Queen Victoria, this comemmorative chess design depicts the era of Britain's longest-ruling sovereign, stretching from ...

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    Berkeley Chess – Isle of Lewis Chess Set – Ivory and Red (BC3013)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Superb Isle of Lewis Chess Set in contemporary Ivory and RED. Weight and detail are the hallmarks of quality in a Lewis set of pieces. Berkeley Chess products have become the Gold standard in Theme chess quality. This Isle of ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Alice in Wonderland Chess Set – Ivory and Red (BC3014)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Heavily weighted and pure quality, these RED crushed marble and resin characters are very high qualty, with the detail highlighted in skillful staining. Alice's "Adventures in Wonderland" appeared in 1865 and "Through the Looking ...

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    Chinese Theme Chess Set (ST2024)

    Made in England. Chinese Theme Chess Set. This chess set is a work of art. Every pawn is different, every piece painstakingly created with significant detail per piece. The material is crushed marble, bonded with a high quality resin and has the bespoke-type result of ...

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    Large Lewis Carroll Chess Set (ST2033)

    Made in England. Delightful LARGE chess set depicting the famous characters created by the outstanding Lewis Carroll. The set is available in fully painted format or this version which is one of the finest we have seen in an unpainted version. Every part of each piece ...

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    Berkeley Chess – Lord of the Rings Chess Set – Small (ST2040)

    Made in England. Slightly smaller that the larger ST2032 set. Celebrating the Lord of the Rings phenomenon in chess form. Remarkable detail and based on the book rather than the movie. King almost 4 inches high. The nose, eyes, mouth and expression are captured for ...

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    The Fun Dragon Chess Set (BC2023)

    Berkeley Chess is delighted to bring this specially commissioned crushed marble Brown and White chess set depicting fun dragons of various kinds. Made in high quality materials and a wonderful finish, the chess pieces are considered full size (King 3.25″). John Pickering’s ...

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    Louis XIV Chess Set (TH2100)

    This exquisite chess set is a tribute to the Sun King, Louis XIV, who ruled France for over 72 years. It's a timeless classic that will add elegance and sophistication to any room.

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    Gothic Chess Set – Classic Red and Ivory (BC3038)

    Made in crushed marble and high quality resin, imagine a chess set so gothic, it's as if it were plucked straight from the pages of a Bram Stoker novel. The pieces are made of a cold, black stone, with intricate carvings of gargoyles, bats, and other macabre creatures. As ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Large Camelot Chess Set – Ivory and Brown (BC2006)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Heavily weighted Camelot BROWN chess set made fron crushed marble and high quality resin. The legend is that from Camelot, King Arthur successfully defended England from the Saxons. For many Camelot is symbolic of the beginning ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Mandarin Chess Set – Ivory and Red (BC3005)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Ivory and RED stained. The Chinese sequence of dynasties has had a dramatic, if subtle, effect on the world since the CE or AD Millennium and beyond. This chess set comemmorates various dynasties of this remarkable world power. ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Large Camelot Chess Set – Ivory and Red (BC3006)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Heavily weighted Camelot RED chess set made fron crushed marble and high quality resin. The legend is that from Camelot, King Arthur successfully defended England from the Saxons. For many Camelot is symbolic of the beginning of ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Roman – Ivory and Red (BC3007)

    Made in England. Stained Ivory and Red. Cross the Rubicon with Julius Caesar with this magnificent example of theme chess sets from the leaders in decorative chess - Berkeley Chess Ltd. It features the most famous of them all, Julius Caesar himself. A great chess set ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Scottish Chess Set – Ivory and Red (BC3009)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Heavily weighted Scottish RED chess set made fron crushed marble and high quality resin comemmorating the 15th Century events around Robert the Bruce and Mary, Queen of Scots. The following are the characters: King: Robert the ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Elizabethan Chess Set – Ivory and Red (BC3010)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Made in crushed marble and heavily weighed, this Berkeley chess set is portraying the key characters surrounding the crucial English period of the reign of 16th Century Queen Elizabeth I. The King is Lord Burghley, the Queen is ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Shakespeare – Ivory and Red (BC3016)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. A delightful celebration of some of the prime characters of the most famous playwright of all time. Made in heavy crushed Marble with a contemporary red stain.

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    Mascott Chess Ltd – Cats and Dogs (ST2004)

    Made in England. Innovative chess design for dog lovers and cat haters, or cat lovers and dog haters. Hmmm.. maybe just one for pet lovers. A perfect setting for a battle. Frivolity aside, look at the detail of this chess set . Expand the pictures to their fullest ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Roman – Ivory and Brown (ST2019)

    Made in England. Stained Ivory and Brown. Cross the Rubicon with Julius Caesar with this magnificent example of theme chess sets from the leaders in decorative chess - Berkeley Chess Ltd. It features the most famous of them all, Julius Caesar himself. A great chess ...

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    ChessBaron Deluxe Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces with Extra Berserker (TH2084)

    Made in England New! Extra rooks to include the berserker and normal rook. Based on the Isle of Lewis designs from BOTH National Museum of Scotland AND British Museum (each museum has some of the ninety three historic pieces ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – The Vikings Chess Set (BC3020)

    Beautiful set of chess pieces depicting the Vikings in Cream and Red crushed marble. The King weighs 70g, is 4.5" high, and has a base felted diameter of 1.5". The Vikings were a seafaring people from Scandinavia who lived from the late 8th to the mid-11th century. They ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Elizabethan Chess Set – Ivory and Brown (BC2010)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Made in crushed marble and heavily weighed, this Berkeley chess set is portraying the key characters surrounding the crucial English period of the reign of 16th Century Queen Elizabeth I. The King is Lord Burghley, the Queen is ...

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    Sherlock Holmes Chess Set – Brown (BC2022)

    Berkeley Chess is delighted to bring this specially commissioned crushed marble chess set depicting that world famous detective against his arch rival Professor Moriarty. Made in high quality materials and finished with a wonderful finish, the chess pieces are considered ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Large Sherlock Holmes Chess Pieces – Red (BC3026)

    Sherlock Holmes chess set in RED. Sherlock Holmes is a perfect scenario for a chess battle - he used observation, intelligence and investigation to find the solution, to beat his opponent. Prof. Moriarty used the same to evade capture. The other ingredient? Inspiration. The ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Movie Stars Chess Set – Ivory and Red (BC3011)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Made in crushed marble and heavily weighed, this Berkeley chess set is absolutley delightful - a portrayal and recognition of major movie stars in the early cinema period. The King is Charlie Chaplin. The Queen is Mae West. The ...

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    Berkeley Chess – Sea Life Chess Set – Brown (ST2026)

    Made in England. Sculpted by Bob Maurus, this cream and brown set has the King as Neptune, Mermaid Queens, Octopus Bishops, Sea Horse Knights, the Rooks are under sea caves and the pawns are all magnificent dolphins. A very detailed and hugely innovative chess set.

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    Berkeley Chess – Sea Life Chess Set – Red (BC3035)

    Made in England. Sculpted by Bob Maurus, this set in Red has the King as Neptune, Mermaid Queens, Octopus Bishops, Sea Horse Knights, the Rooks are under sea caves and the pawns are all magnificent dolphins. A very detailed and hugely innovative chess set.

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    African Marble Tribal Chess Set. Marble Board Included (NM2001)

    One-Off unusual African tribal heavy solid marble chess set with heavy marble chess board. An opportunity to own a chess set that is not mass produced, but is the only one in the world! Hand crafted and made in superb African marble. No more will be produced - it's a genuine ...

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    Berkeley Chess – New York Chess Set – Brown (ST2012)

    Made in England, specially for New Yorkers. 'And now for something completely different'. This crushed Marble chess set in cream and brown depicts New York in all glory - cops, the Manhattan skyline, buildings, cabs, cars, police horses and of course, the Statue of ...

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    Mascott Chess – Christopher Columbus Chess Set (ST2015)

    Made in England. Chess Sets from the renouned English sculpture Richard Sefton are among the best available. Here there is a European side and an Aztek side from the Americas. For the Americas Emporer Montezuma is the King with the Queen being an Inca sun virgin. The ...

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    Berkeley Chess – New York Chess Set – Red (BC3032)

    Made in England, specially for New Yorkers. 'And now for something completely different'. This crushed Marble chess set in cream and red depicts New York in all glory - cops, the Manhattan skyline, buildings, cabs, cars, police horses and of course, the Statue of ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Isle of Lewis Chess Set – METAL (BC4001)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Superb Isle of Lewis Chess Set in Steel and Copper Finish, weighing in at over 200g!. Berkeley Chess products have become the Gold standard in Theme chess quality. There are many variations of quality with Isle of Lewis chess set ...

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    Mascott Chess – Classical Chess Set (ST2009)

    Made in England. With Michaelangelo's David, here's a chess set to attract the interest of any Museum visitor, the classical themes are attractive to all those interested in chess, art and the classical period. What a work of art! David is the King along with a Greek ...

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    Henry VIII Chess Set (BC2030)

    Made in England. Poor old Anne. Poor old Katherine. Poor old them all. Not as if he was some Adonis. But hey, talk about breaking with tradition, this chess set does in a remarkable way - the rook is significantly higher than Henry himself. What would he have to say ...

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    Very Large Viking Raiders Chess Set – Brown (TH2125)

    Beautiful very large dramatic set of chess pieces depicting the Viking Raiders in Cream and Brown and made with crushed marble. The King weighs over 120g, is 5″ high, and has a base felted diameter of 2″. The size of this chess set is only one of the stunning and remarkable ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Reynard the Fox (ST2020)

    Made in England. Besides winning the award for the tallest King we have, Reynard the fox is an appropriate historical fictional character to have in a chess game. Written by John Masefield, this character based on a poem became recognised for a wiley character whilst ...

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    Very Large Fantasy Chess Set – Brown (TH2124)

    Absolutely stunning very large chess set in a fantasy theme in cream and brown. Made from crushed marble, the fantasy chess set is remarkably heavy, and nothing short of excellent! Immerse yourself into an epic fantasy battle against your opponent with these amazingly ...

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    Berkeley Chess – Isle of Lewis Chess – Ivory and Brown – with Case Board (BC6001)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Superb combination of Isle of Lewis Chess Set in classic Ivory and BROWN with bespoke solid wood case and board included - the Isle of Lewis with containing Case and Board. There are many variations of quality with Isle of Lewis ...

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    Berkeley Chess – FULL SIZE Isle of Lewis Chess Set – Ivory and Red – with Case Board (BC9001)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Superb combination of Isle of Lewis Chess Set in classic Ivory and RED with bespoke solid wood case and board included - the Isle of Lewis with containing Case and Board. There are many variations of quality with Isle of Lewis ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Lord of the Rings Chess Pieces – Brown (ST2032)

    Superb BROWN Lord of the Rings (commonly abbreviated to LotR) set of chess pieces made from crushed marble and high quality bonded resin. A genuinely spectacular product that is a joy to display and use. The pieces are solid and therefore very heavy. Look at the remarkable ...

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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Lord of the Rings Chess Pieces – Red (ST3032)

    Superb RED Lord of the Rings (commonly abbreviated to LotR) set of chess pieces made from crushed marble and high quality bonded resin. A genuinely spectacular product that is a joy to display and use. The pieces are solid and therefore very heavy. Look at the remarkable ...

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