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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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    Small Cycladic Art Metal Chess from Manopoulos (TH3013)

    Delightful Chess representing the 2500 BCE Cycladic civilisation. The King stands just 2" high with a base diameter of 0.7", and needs a board (suggested, not included) with squares of 1" or greater. The pieces are NOT flimsy - they're weighty and substantial - just small. ...

    List: £89.00 £59.95 View
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    Small Greek Roman Metal Chess from Manopoulos (TH3010)

    Delightful metal Chess representing the Greek Roman period of 100 BCE celebrated for the first time during the period of the renaissance. The King stands just 2" high with a base diameter of 0.7", and needs a board (suggested, not included) with squares of 1" or greater. The ...

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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 ...

    List: £149.00 £99.00 View
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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 ...

    List: £149.00 £99.00 View
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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 sculpture John Pickering, the set has significant enduring value. Each pawn on the dragons side has the dragon ...

    List: £169.00 £139.00 View
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    Mascott Chess – Sea Life Chess Set (ST2026)

    Made in England. Sculpted by Bob Maurus, this 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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    Mascott Chess – New York Limited Edition Chess Set (ST2012)

    Made in England, specially for New Yorkers. 'And now for something completely different'. This limited edition chess set depicts New York in all glory - cops, the Manhatten skyline, buildings, cabs, cars, police horses and of course, the Statue of Liberty. Very ...

    List: £199.00 £149.00 View
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    Berkeley Chess Ltd – Alice in Wonderland Chess Set – Metal (BC4014)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess. Heavily weighted and pure quality, these METAL characters are very high quality, with the detail highlighted in the metal. Alice's "Adventures in Wonderland" appeared in 1865 and 'Through the Looking Glass' in 1872. Both books were superbly ...

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    Berkeley Chess – Full Size Alice in Wonderland – Ivory and Red – with Case Board (BC9014)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Superb combination of Alice in Wonderland Chess Set in classic Ivory and RED with bespoke solid wood case and board included - Alice in Wonderland with containing Case and Board. Berkeley Chess products have become the Gold ...

    List: £259.00 £189.00 View
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    Berkeley Chess – Full Size Alice in Wonderland – Ivory and Brown – with Case Board (BC6014)

    Made in England by Berkeley Chess Ltd. Superb combination of Alice in Wonderland Chess Set in classic Ivory and BROWN with bespoke solid wood case and board included - Alice in Wonderland with containing Case and Board. Berkeley Chess products have become the Gold ...

    List: £259.00 £189.00 View
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    Mascott Chess – Golf Hand Painted Chess Set (ST2011)

    An amazing reduction to only £199! Exquisitely hand painted Golf themed chess set. A special commission to the British sculpture Peter Calvesbert - this chess set is a portrayal of old golfers against new, using St Andrews and Turnbury Lighthouse. This set is probably the ...

    List: £495.00 £199.00 View
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    Battle of Trafalgar Chess Set (TH2061)

    Very fitting as a theme for a chess set, Trafalgar was one of the most decisive naval battles ever fought. In the course of a short October afternoon, the Combined Fleet of France and Spain, with 33 battleships, was defeated by a British force of 27 battleships off cape ...

    List: £395.00 £269.00 View
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    Battle of Trafalgar Hand Painted (TH2062)

    Hand decorated version of the Trafalgar event. Very fitting as a theme for a chess set, Trafalgar was one of the most decisive naval battles ever fought. In the course of a short October afternoon, the Combined Fleet of France and Spain, with 33 battleships, was defeated by ...

    List: £495.00 £369.00 View