Isle of Lewis Chess Set and Board
A useable piece of ART...a showpiece.
I purchased this Chess Set due to its aesthetic value, & after reading about the Isle of Lewis, I knew I had a show stopper on my hands.
The Chess pieces are exquisitely detailed, intriguing to look at & almost too well designed to use...it would be nice to have a velvet bag or something ornate To place the pieces in.
The board is beautiful, however; the sides where the Checkers go don't fit so well.
Minor flaws, but nothing can take away from the historic value of this board. Well worth the moneys spent & it's overall value, period.
February 8, 2012
Great Historic Piece of Art
I love this board. Besides playing it, it makes an awesome display piece. My only issue is the 2 openings where you can place the checkers. You can fit all but 2 checkers of each color, and the covers don't sit securely enough in place. But overall the appearance is awesome, its a very heavy sturdy board, and is almost too good looking to actually play with! I do recommend this and rate it an A- overall.
December 29, 2011
I bought this chess set a few months ago as an art piece, it has a fascinating history and this is the only set of it's kind. I love the Celtic pattern on the board. I lived in the Isle of Lewis for 2 years after I was married, and my daughter was born there, that is why I am drawn to it's history. If you're interested in the history too, look it up on the Internet, you'll be surprised at what you read.
January 28, 2010