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Historical subjects and theme chess sets are an unbeatable combination and here at CheckmateChessSets we're delighted to present a selection of high quality theme chess sets along the historical themes of Louis XIV, English & Scottish, Henry VIII, Canterbury Cathedral, Elizabethan, The Celts, The Crusades, Richard the Lionheart, The White Tower of London and, of course, the historic voyage of Christopher Columbus with which we open our selection.

So, take your time, relax and enjoy!


Christopher Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

by Mascott - Made in England

King Height: 6" (15cm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted plain theme chess pieces in crushed marble and resin

Christopher Columbus Plain Theme Chess Set

Specially commissioned from the renowned English sculptor Richard Sefton, this theme chess set really brings to life Columbus' historical voyage and the native Americans he was to meet! Click here to view product & close-up images

$279.95


Henry VIII Hand Painted Theme Chess Set

by Mascott - Made in England

King Height: 5" (12.7cm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted plain theme chess pieces in crushed marble and resin

Henry VIII Hand Painted Theme Chess Set

Subtle and understated, the quite exquisite detail and craftsmanship in this hand painted version of this theme is really quite beautiful. Click here to view product & close-up images

$319.95


Elizabethan Plain Theme Chess Set

by Mascott - Made in England

King Height: 5" (12.5cm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted plain theme chess pieces in crushed marble and resin

Elizabethan Plain Theme Chess Set

The ships of the English Fleet are represented by the pawns which really provide a spectacular flavour to this handsome theme chess set portraying some of the characters surrounding this famous 16th Century English Queen. Click here to view product & close-up images

$156.95


Canterbury Cathedral Hand Decorated Theme Chess Set

by Studio Anne Carlton (SAC)

King Height: 5.25" (135mm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted in ground stone and polyresin

Canterbury Cathedral Hand Painted Theme Chess Set

Our hand decorated version of the Canterbury Cathedral theme chess set could be yours to enjoy and treasure! Created from the architecture and... Click here to view product & close-up images

$279.95


Celtic Hand Decorated Theme Chess Set

by Studio Anne Carlton (SAC)

King Height: 4.5" (113mm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted in ground stone and polyresin

Celtic Hand Decorated Theme Chess Set

Beautifully decorated Celtic theme chess pieces. The Celtics were inhabitants of Western Europe (Ireland, Wales, Brittany and... Click here to view product & close-up images

$249.95


Crusades Hand Decorated Theme Chess Set

by Studio Anne Carlton (SAC)

King Height: 5.25" (140mm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted in ground stone and polyresin

Crusades Hand Decorated Theme Chess Set

A truly magnificent chess set which epitomises the struggles for domination between Christians and Muslims...Click here to view product & close-up images

$249.95


Richard the Lionheart Hand Decorated Theme Chess Set

by Studio Anne Carlton (SAC)

King Height: 3.75" (95mm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted in ground stone and polyresin

Richard the Lionheart Hand Decorated Theme Chess Set

A perfect theme for a chess set. The famous Couer de Lion Richard the Lionheart was known as such even before his accession because... Click here to view product and close-up images

$249.95


The WhiteTower Hand Decorated Theme Chess set

by Studio Anne Carlton (SAC)

King Height: 5.5" (140mm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted in ground stone and polyresin

The White Tower Hand Decorated Theme Chess Set

Our hand decorated version of the outstanding White Tower theme chess set. Known for housing the Crown Jewels, Ravens, Yeoman Warders, (otherwise known as Beefeaters), the Tower today is... Click here to view product & close-up images

$259.95


Louis XIV Plain Theme Chess Set

by Mascott - Made in England

King Height: 4.875" (12.5cm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted plain theme chess pieces in crushed marble and resin

Enter the court of Louis XIV of France and see some of the most magnificently sculpted theme chess pieces in our collection here at CheckmateChessSets. Click here to view product and close-up images

$156.95


English and Scottish Plain Theme Chess Set

by Mascott - Made in England

King Height: 4.25" (11cm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted plain theme chess pieces in crushed marble and resin

English And Scottish Plain Theme Chess Set

Pivotal figures from English and Scottish history including Queen Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, John Knox, Sir Francis Drake, Sir William Wallace and more comprise this walk through the history of both countries! Click here to view product & close-up images

$156.95


The White Tower Plain Theme Chess Set

by Studio Anne Carlton (SAC)

King Height: 5.5" (140mm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted in ground stone and polyresin

The White Tower Plain Theme Chess Set

Known for housing the Crown Jewels, Ravens, Yeoman Warders, otherwise known as Beefeaters, the Tower today is the most visited historic site in Britain. The White Tower, oldest of all the Tower's buildings was originally... Click here to view product & view close-up images

$156.95


Canterbury Cathedral Plain Theme Chess Set

by Studio Anne Carlton (SAC)

King Height: 5.25" (135mm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted in ground stone and polyresin

Canterbury Cathedral Plain Theme Chess Set

See the incredible detail in the cathedral and bases for the worshipers. An outstanding theme chess set design. The City of Canterbury has been a place of Christendom worship for nearly 2,000 years. Following a major fire at the original cathedral in 1174, the monks at Canterbury used... Click to view product & close-up images

$144.95


Celtic Plain Theme Chess Set

by Studio Anne Carlton (SAC)

King Height: 4.5" (113mm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted in ground stone and polyresin

Celtic Plain Theme Chess Set

Beautifully detailed Celtic theme chess set pieces. The Celtics were inhabitants of Western Europe (Ireland, Wales, Brittany and the Highlands of Scotland). They were subjected to raids by Vikings and Norsemen and our theme chess set is the story of a battle between the Irish King Brian Boru, and the Viking invaders at Clontarf - Dublin.  Click here to view product & close-up images

$139.95


Crusades Plain Theme Chess Set

by Studio Anne Carlton (SAC)

King Height: 14cm

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted in ground stone and polyresin

Crusades Plain Theme Chess Set

A magnificent theme chess set which epitomises the struggles for domination between Christians and Muslims. This conflict has continued intermittently for over a thousand years, but it is the period between 1095 and 1292 which has captured our imagination because of the exploits of the Crusader knights. Perfect for a chess set theme. Click here to view product & close-up images

$139.95


Richard the Lionheart Plain Theme Chess Set

by Studio Anne Carlton (SAC)

King Height: 3.75" (95mm)

Chess Pieces: Heavy weighted in ground stone and polyresin

Richard the Lionheart Plain Theme Chess Set

The Richard the Lionheart theme chess set. The famous Couer de Lion Richard the Lionheart was known as such even before his accession because of his miltary reputation. At only 16 years of age, Richard had his own command, putting down rebellions in Poitou against... Click to view product & close-up images

$139.95

Your Assurance of Quality from CheckmateChessSets

At CheckmateChessSets, we are only prepared to offer to our customers historical chess sets of the highest quality and craftsmanship. Each of the historical theme chess sets featured in this section of the website is derived from an original sculpture painstakingly crafted by a highly skilled craftsman. This original is then used to produce a master mould from which further moulds are created. It is into these moulds that a mixture of heavy ground or crushed stone which takes the form of a fine white powder (in the case of Studio Anne Carlton) or ground marble (in the case of Mascott) combined with a resin mixture is poured.

Once the sculpture has set it is then removed from the mould and either hand painted by skilled artisans to produce the decorated theme chess pieces or simply stained to produce the plain theme chess pieces. 

These beautiful chess sets which are yours to own are the result of this process, a process which creates a product of both natural durability and, crucially, also of the right medium to create the most intricate and exquisite detailed scuptures.

But we don''t want you just to take our word for it - thanks to our unique collection of high resolution close-up images you can see for yourself...right now!

Appreciating In Value

Our theme chess pieces are for the discerning collector and are of the quality that should appreciate in value over the years. We know that many of our beautiful chess sets are destined to be handed on to the next generation with affection and pride and, in fact, some of the older theme chess sets are already achieving excellent prices at auction.

 

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Our commitment to you and your complete satisfaction here at your CheckmateChessSets means that we are only prepared to present to you theme chess pieces and chess boards of the highest quality and craftsmanship. Derived from original sculptures, all the themed chess pieces featured within your catalogue here at CheckmateChessSets are authentic high quality items.

 


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