World's Oldest Known Chess Set!! Whilst the origins of chess are known to date back hundreds of years, the oldest chess set in the world is the one found by a local fisherman on the Isle of Lewis. Carved from Walrus Tusk, these pieces are on display in the British Museum in London. The replica of these pieces looks stunning and manage to take us back in time to when the originals were used. This would be a wonderful chess gift or present for the Harry Potter fan in your life.
King Chess pieces are 3.5 inches (9cms) in height, with a 1.75 in base. Characters:- King:- King on the Throne, Queen:- Queen on the throne, Bishop:- Bishop doing blessing, Knight:- Soldier on Horseback,Castle:-Soldier with shield, Pawn:-Stone. These pieces are made from crushed stone in an ornamental resin matrix. The armies are ivory and dark brown in color.
Each of these chess sets comes packaged in a lined presentation box.
The Harry Potter Chess Set.
NOTE: This chess set can be ordered separately, or with a board. For this set you will need a board with at least 2 inch squares. We recommend our 18 inch black granite board, similar to what is pictured. Our black granite board provides a dramatic counterpoint to the warm and finely detailed medieval chess pieces. See it on our "Chess Boards" page. See drop-down list below.