Louis XIV Chess Set - French Chess Theme - Gardens of Versailles (Chess pieces only)


Shipping to United States: $66.14

This listing is for a beautiful collection of antique effect Louis XIV chess pieces in crimson and ivory color (Chess pieces only). This chess set has all the presence of an old chess set with its antique chess paintwork. This is a wonderful example that sets French themed old style chess sets into a league of their own.

Louis was known for (among other things) his opulent make over of the hunting lodge in Versailles turning it into one of the largest places in the world. The baroque style of these lavish chess pieces was inspired by his achievement and is a tribute to a king whom ruled France for over 72 years.

As well as enjoying the aesthetic quality of playing chess with such a beautiful chess set, the act of playing chess itself has been linked to a variety of health benefits and is said to help develop perspective, improve memory, increase intelligence, deepen focus, elevate creativity, boost planning skills, increase self-awareness, protect against dementia, help ADHD and reduce panic attack symptoms.

With as many positives to playing chess it is hardly surprizing that so many more people are making playing chess a part of their daily lives, so why not do it in style with a beautiful handmade Baroque chess set from our shop and discover the magic of playing chess with this wonderful historical French themed chess set. It really is a very impressive collection of detailed chess pieces.

The Chess set has a real presence as the pieces are quite tall with the king being 12.cms with a 4.5 cm base.

The chess pieces are cold cast using reconstructed stone with an acrylic polymer and have a really nice weight.

Each chess piece is handmade and hand painted here in Ireland.

This is a very impressive and distinguished set of chessmen and is a set that we are proud to offer here at MourneStudios.

If you would like this set in alternative colors then just drop us a message and we will work towards whatever you have in mind.

This set comes with Green felt bases as standard.

Adam (MourneStudios)

Shipping from United Kingdom

Processing time

4-6 weeks

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Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly are your chess sets made from?

My chess pieces are made from a polymer enhanced gypsum .

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. Anything that is available from our shop can be combined in a way that suits your needs. I'm always happy to work with a customer so that they can get exactly the chess set that they want.

What I expect when I buy something from you?

What you can expect from MourneStudios is to be updated every step of the way 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 we offer and the level of service we 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.

You mention a whatsapp or zoom customer service, how does this work?

Sometimes buying things online can lack the personal touch. When it comes to hand crafted artwork, I for one like to talk to the person who created the work that I am interested in buying.
Not everybody feels like that, but for those people who do, I am more than happy to arrange a whatsapp call or even a zoom video call to take any questions that you might have about anything from our shop.
It offers another level of reassurance to my customers and can sometimes help them to make more informed decisions about what they are buying.
So, if that is you, all you have to do is to send us a message and I will get back to you to arrange a time and date that suits you for the call.

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 3-4 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.
3-4 weeks is the maximum time that an order should take but we 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 us a message to let us know beforehand, we will do our best to accommodate you and will let you know before you place your order if that date is possible from our 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 we will replace any of the broken items at no cost to yourself (including postage and packing).
It is our goal here at MourneStudios to ensure that you are more than happy with your order and will do whatever we can to make sure that that happens.

Are all of your Chess Pieces made to Order?

Generally speaking the answer to that is yes, however at busier times such as Christmas etc we will make some of our more popular sets in preparation for Christmas postal times and things like that.

Custom and personalised orders

You absolutely can. If you have a custom request I will gladly work with you to source the colors and styles that you want. I really do want you to have the best customer experience you can with MourneStudios. We really are here to help.

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