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Store Address

48 Park Avenue, East 21st Street, Apt. 304
London NY 10016

Contact Info

Email: youremail@site.com
Phone: +1 408 996 1010
Fax: +1 408 996 1010

Welcome to Studio Anne Carlton

Isle of Lewis Chess Pieces.

These chess pieces are reproductions of the Isle of Lewis chessmen. In 1831 the sea carried away a sandbank on the Isle of Lewis uncovering a mysterious building that had been buried under the sand.

A peasant working nearby found what he concluded to be a collection of Elves and Gnomes. The superstitious highlander flung down his spade and fled home in horror. Superstition in Lewis had survived in a powerful form. So when the peasant first looked at the group of singular little ivory figures it was natural that they should appear as the pigmy sprites of Celtic folklore. However, he was induced by his wife to return to the spot and take the figures home.

He sold them to a local collector who realised they were chessmen. There were 78 pieces in all belonging to eight or more sets. Studio Anne Carlton have recreated some of these pieces to make a truly remarkable set in an Ivory tone and a darkened black finish.

Chess set pieces only, board not included.

Consider purchasing a hand-crafted chess board to compliment your new chess pieces.

Finished Colour

Burgundy & Ivory, Black & Ivory

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