Large Lewis Chessmen - Isle of Lewis Chess set - Replica Lewis chess pieces - Antique Effect - Made to order - pieces Only - V2


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Introducing the Lewis Chessmen:

Step back in time and embrace the rich history of chess with our exquisite Lewis Chessmen set. Inspired by the ancient Norse culture. These captivating chess pieces are meticulously crafted replicas of the iconic 12th-century originals.

These intricately carved pieces showcase the craftsmanship of the artisans who originally brought these historical treasures to life. The attention to detail is impeccable, from the expressive facial features to the intricate clothing and weaponry.

The Lewis Chessmen set features a distinctive design with distinct character traits. The kings and queens are adorned with regal crowns, while the bishops hold their croziers with solemn grace. The knights, with their distinctive appearance exude an air of power and elegance. The Berserker rooks stand tall and imposing, while the pawns display a more traditional form.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, a chess aficionado, or simply captivated by the allure of the past, our Lewis Chessmen set offers a remarkable opportunity to own a piece of cultural heritage.
Immerse yourself in the ancient game and relish the sense of connection to a bygone era as you strategize and outwit your opponent with these timeless treasures.

This collection of Lewis chessmen is much larger than the typical Lewis sets that are sold and are a replica of the original set as opposed to the more commonly available set which was made from artists impressions. This set has been made from laser scanned copies of the originals.

The original Lewis chessmen were made in the 12th century by Norwegian craftsmen and hidden by Nordic traders on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland where they lay undetected until 1831 when they were discovered by a local farmer.

The chess pieces are lovingly decorated to create a soft warm aged effect which represents many hours of dedicated work.

The tallest piece (The Lewis King) is 9 cm’s tall with a 5 cm base making this a very substantial collection of chessmen.

The pieces are made from reconstructed stone and come with high grade felt bases attached as standard.

Treat your Chess Set with tender loving care for a lifetimes worth of enjoyment.
Pieces can chip or break if dropped or treated roughly.

This listing is for the chess pieces only. The boards are not part of this listing and are for display purposes only; however boards are available through my shop.

The pieces will be individually wrapped and carefully packaged to ensure safe arrival at their new home.

Thanks for looking and please check out our other chess sets. If you have any questions please feel free to drop me a message and I'll get back to you asap. We're more than happy to answer any questions about any of our products.


*At Mournestudios all boards and pieces are bespoke and are custom made just for you

Why not watch my interview on the pintswithjack podcast on youtube were i discuss my work and my interest in CS Lewis.
It was a great chat and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose a MourneStudios Chess set?

Each Chess set that I produce is made from the highest quality materials with additional enhancements added to strengthen them.
Each piece is individually hand painted and unique to you.

I offer a diverse range of Chess sets to suit the needs of every player and ensure that all items go through a rigorous quality assurance process before their final dispatch.

With so many happy customers who have kindly left me so many positive reviews, you can rest assured that your chosen chess set will be something special.

In Ireland and more specifically within my family, we have a long tradition of producing high quality Arts & Crafts that has been handed down over the years,and that ethos and commitment to quality is ever present in my work.

What happens if my parcel is delayed due to postal issues?

Unfortunately once an item has been dispatched I have little or no control over what happens on it's journey to you.

All of my items are now sent with full tracking provided which will help with resolving any postal issues in the unlikely event that something goes wrong (delays, customs hold ups etc).

I'm always happy to step in and help you resolve the issue.

Custom and personalised orders

Absolutely yes. Any of the chess sets sold are available in a variety of colours. Details available on request.
All sets are personalised by default and carry the customers initials on the base of a number of pieces.

What I expect when I buy something from you?

What you can expect from MourneStudios is to be kept updated with the process of making, and dispatching etc.

I will always be honest and give you realistic time frames for the completion of your purchase and will stay in touch throughout the whole process and beyond.

It is my personal goal to ensure that every customer is more than happy with both the art works that I offer and the level of service I provide.

My vision for MourneStudios is that I am able to grow my business into a long term venture offering a diverse and eclectic mixture of hand crafted works and in order to do that I will be going to extra mile for all of my customers.

What are your Chess pieces made from

All of the chess sets that are for sale here at MourneStudios are made from reconstructed stone (Alabaster, Gypsum etc) and are further enhanced with an acrylic polymer for strength.

As an Artist and Maker, I have always been very particular about the materials that I use. It is important to me that the materials are ethically sourced and have as little impact on the environment as is possible. For that reason I do not use any polyurethane or Polyester resins in my work.

Apart from the harmful effects that plastic has on our environment, I find that Chess pieces made from natural materials are much more welcoming to the touch, which makes for a more enjoyable Chess experience.

Do all of your chess pieces have felt bases?

Yes!! All chess pieces come with high quality felt bases as standard, However, not everybody wants their chess pieces with felt bases as it removes the sound of the piece touching the board, and if you would rather not have felt bases added we are more than happy to accommodate.

If that's you, simply add a note at checkout to say that you would rather not have the bases and I shall make it so.

It says that my order will be ready to ship in 4-6 weeks. Is this always the case?

In most cases your order will be ready much sooner than that, however it depends on how many orders we are working on at that time.

4-6 weeks is the maximum time that an order should take but I do aim to have your order ready much sooner if it is at all possible.

If you need your order to be ready by a particular date and you drop me a message to let us know beforehand, I will do My best to accommodate you and will let you know before you place your order if that date is possible from my end of things.

How well packed will my order be?

Very well packed indeed. We want to you get your order in the condition that it leaves our studio.

Each chess piece will be individually wrapped in bubble wrap and placed in a thick cardboard box with plenty of extra packing to ensure that it absorbs any bumps along the way.

If your order does not arrive in perfect condition I will replace any of the broken items at no cost to yourself (including postage and packing).

It is my goal here at MourneStudios to ensure that you are more than happy with your order and will do whatever I can to make sure that that happens.

How durable are your chess sets?

Whilst the stone casting material that I use is very robust, and is further enhanced with an acrylic polymer to strengthen it, care should always be taken when handling chess pieces due to the nature of their shapes.

The chess set is a collection of castings and if handled with care will last a lifetime and beyond, however as with all earthenware they are not impervious to wear and tear and can break or chip if bumped or dropped onto a tiled floor for example.

As a general and by no means comprehensive guide, these pieces should be handled in the same way that one would handle all earthenware or pottery.

Custom and personalised orders

A variety of colour options are available. If you have a custom request I will gladly work with you to source the colours that you want.

I really do want you to have the best customer experience you can with MourneStudios. I'm really are here to help.

Reviews (5)


I wanted to buy a full-sized Isle of Lewis chess set for a long time and eventually decided to treat myself to the premium British Museum version, despite the high cost. However, the first set they sent me had a damaged chessboard, and the replacement set was also poorly finished with visible knife gouges, uneven bases, and no felt bases. I returned it and began a new search, which led me to MourneStudios. Their customized chess sets are exceptional, and the proprietor, Adam, was happy to accommodate my specific demands. The pieces are highly-detailed, beautifully coloured with an antique patina, nicely weighted, and superbly tactile. Adam finished them off with thick green felt, preventing scratches on my chess board. Each piece arrived individually bubble-wrapped and packaged perfectly. I highly recommend Adam’s workmanship!

the chess set is beautiful. he was able to do a custom order in time for my anniversary. It would have been nice if the two seated bishops were the same color, but seeing as there are only three types in the original set there has to be a duplicate. other than that the set is very nice.

I love it ♥️

I purchased this Isle of Lewis Chess set from for my son's 18th birthday, and couldn't be more pleased with it. The pieces are solid, LARGE, and extremely detailed. ❤️ I did have to custom order a chess board that was large enough for these amazing pieces, but it was well worth it, and Adam was extremely responsive and helpful when I asked for recommendations.

This Lewis chess set is beautiful! Adam does such a wonderful job reproducing this historical set with his choice of antique gold, antique silver, and black to highlight the details. I wish that my photo had included the gold pieces, because it really is a rich shade of gold. Besides being nice looking, the pieces are larger than other sets that I've looked at. I knew that I wanted a Lewis set, but this one far exceeded my expectations. As a plus, Adam is awesome to work with. He answered all my questions, quickly and very thoroughly. Thank you Adam!

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