Our hand painted theme chess sets are valuable representations of a hitorical event, a special genre, or a special recognised theme. An artisan has painstakingly taken an unfinished piece and, using specialist material, decorated each one detail by detail. Their price under-represents the amount of work and skill involved, they are collectible and valuable and will appreciate over time.
Many earlier models of the genre bring high values at auction - these are the chess sets that will appear in future auctions at excellent prices. They are excellent for display and use. They're not all stern and serious, we also market many fun genre's, but the standard is very high. You are looking at hand painted chess sets as gifts that will be passed with pride to the next generation. Replacement pieces are available for these chess sets.
Special Offer! King Height 5 inches. Diameter 2.2 inches, Weighted at 195gAn amazing reduction to only £99! 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 Andrew…
Heavy Weighted in Crushed Stone. King Size 3.25 inchesVery detailed hand painted theme chess set with figures defined as positions and personalities of Richard the Lionheart. Historical and very attractive, the set is a remarkable chess set to own and because of the common…
Heavy Weighted in Crushed Stone. King Size 4.75 inchesMade in England. With this remarkable Battle of Bannockburn hand decorated chess set, skilled craftsmen along with skilled painters have captured a pivotal moment in Scottish history. Robert the Bruce was patriotic, and …
Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Size 3.75 inchesMade in England. Sculpted by - no, it's not a joke - Caroline McCatty - a recognised sculpture in chess designs. Delightful full hand painted version of the Cats and Dogs chess design. Colourful and innovative che…
Heavy Weighted in Crushed Stone. King Size 4.5 inchesA set of chess pieces representing the two opposing armies in the most famous battle fought on English soil. Harold, the English King leads his Saxon forces against the invading William, Duke of Normandy. It altered the …
Heavy Weighted in Crushed Stone. King Size 5.5 inchesThe hand painted version of the White Tower chess set. The Royal palace and fortress of the Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror shortly after 1066, is one of the world's most famous and spectacular castles.…
Heavy Weighted in Crushed Stone. King Size 5.5 inchesHand 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 …
Heavy Weighted in Crushed Stone. King Size 5.25 inchesThe Hand Painted version of the cathedral theme Chess set. The city of Canterbury has been a place of Christendom worship for nearly two thousand years. Following a major fire at the original cathedral in 1174, the monks…
Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 6 inches, weighted at 225gWith the main character of Abraham Lincoln, here's the flagship of theme hand painted chess sets - what chess sets with some historical occurance were made for - the American Civil war. Embedded in the US…