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Here we have a wonderful old chess set design from the 1980's based upon CS Lewis's classic children's (and adults) book series The Chronicles of Narnia.
This handmade Chess set celebrates the Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe book (the 1st written but 2nd in the series) and features all of the main characters ( right down to the actual wardrobe itself ) from the book.
The beautiful Chess set is truly remarkable. The handmade figurines are wonderfully detailed and have been enhanced with artists oil paints and pigments to really show off all of the intricate carved lines and the character of the various pieces.
This beautiful hand crafted chess set is made close to Rostrevor in N.Ireland where CS Lewis used to holiday. The Mourne landscape is thought to be part of his inspiration for The chronicles of Narnia books and he is quoted as saying that "That part of Rostrevor that looks over Carlingford Lough is my idea of Narnia" , so in a sense your chess set will be coming from Narnia itself (or as close to it as one can physically get).
The set, as with all of the sets in our shop, has been handmade and hand painted. This set has been presented in an antique white and soft gold effect and has been gently aged effected to fit in nicely with the character of the chess pieces themselves.
This is a fairly substantial collection of Chessmen with the tallest piece (The Wardrobe) being 12 cm tall with a 4.5 cm base and the pawn (Mr Tumnus) being 7.5 cm tall with a 2.5 cm base.
I'm sure you will agree from look at the photos that this Chess is more than just eye catching, it is a thing of great beauty.
Alongside Mr Tumnus and the Wardrobe some of the featured characters in the set are Alsan, Lucy, Edmond, Peter, The White Witch to name a few.
It is a must for any fan of CS Lewis or the Chronicles of Narnia book series.
This Chess Set comes with Felt Bases 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 set of Chess pieces only. The board in the photographs is used solely for display purposes only and is not a part of this listing.
Cold cast York Rose motif chessboards are available from our shop.
As always, we are happy to offer custom orders, so if you like the chess pieces but would rather then in different colors, then drop us a message and we will try to match your requirements.
If you have any questions, we are always here to help.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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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.
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.
Absolutely yes. Any of the chess sets sold are available in a variety of colours. Details available on request.
To help prevent some of the rarer and more collectable sets sold here from falling into the hands of unscrupulous mold makers, all Chess pieces are only sold as complete and finished sets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oct 12, 2021
Just.plain.beautiful. The pricing is really, really good for the craftmanship involved.
Jul 1, 2021
A set worthy of my imported leather board from Australia. The chess set is C.S. Lewis The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Each piece has BBC '89 on the base and the characters represent 1988 Emmy and BAFTA adaptation of LWW which was done many years before the Disney versions. Lewis mentioned the Reptilians which walked upright and the BBC version featured them, I set them on the board as Knights. And of course the Bishops for Witch's side are Boggles. The two Pevensie girls are the white side Bishops (Lucy carries a large purse), their two brothers Peter and the duplicitous Edmund I made the knights. Everybody knows the pawns: pleasant Mr. Tumnus and the evil dwarf Ginnarbrik. Emails to Mourne Studios were all answered in minutes, instead of days. Wonderful customer service! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094500/
Dec 3, 2020
Beautiful A Christmas present for my husband Truly magnificent and magical Captures the characters of Narnia perfectly Thankyou Adam