High quality Theme chess sets that are hand decorated in the UK. Collectible and discerning as a purchase, these sets of chess figures are timeless and classic. They'll appreciate over time and we expect to see many in future runs of Antique Roadshows. At least, our Granchildren will.
You'll find the chess pieces suprisingly robust and resistant to damage from accidents!
From the Isle of Lewis to the American War of Independence
The purchase of a plain or hand painted theme chess set from ChessBaron is a discerning purchase. A china ornament is just a china ornament - a finely detailed theme chess set with some historical object such as The War of Independence or The American Civil War is much more. A purchaser clearly needs something more thought provoking than a plate ornament, something that recalls something of importance. The theme chess set industry has a strong history - SAC and Mascott chess sets are at the forefront of the genre.
A157S. Heavy Weighted in Crushed Stone. King Size 4.5 inchesA ChessBaron offering of a set of chess pieces representing the two opposing armies in the most famous battle fought on English soil. Harold, the English King leads his Saxon force…
A174S. Heavy Weighted in Crushed Stone. King Size 3.75 inchesVery detailed hand painted theme chess set with figures defined as positions and personalities of Richard the Lionheart. Historical and very attractive, the set is a remarkable ch…
A194S. Heavy Weighted in Crushed Stone. King Size 5.5 inchesThe hand painted version of the White Tower chess set. The Royal palace and fortress of the Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror shortly after 1066, is one of the worl…
A193S. Heavy Weighted in Crushed Stone. King Size 5.5 inchesThe hand painted version of the battle of trafalgar. Very fitting as a theme for a chess set, Trafalgar was one of the most decisive naval battles ever fought. In the course of a s…
Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 5 inches, Diameter 2.2 inches, Weighted at 195gExquisitly hand painted Golf themed chess set. A special commission to the British sculpture Peter Calvesbert - this chess set is a portrayal of old golfers against new, using St A…
A187S. Heavy Weighted in Crushed Stone. King Size 4.75 inchesA skillfully hand decorated set of Bannockburn pieces that feature many of the historic characters from the famous battle. Observe the fine detail of the castle (or rook) shown. Th…
Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Size 3.75 inchesWonderful painted version highlighting the best aspects of this beautiful innovative chess set for dog lovers and cat haters, or cat lovers and dog haters. Hmmm? maybe just one for…
A185S. Heavy Weighted in Crushed Stone. King Size 5.25 inchesThe Hand Painted version of the cathedral theme Chess set. The city of Canterbury has been a place of Christendom worship for nearly two thousand years. Following a major fire at t…
Heavy Weighted in Crushed Marble. King Height 6 inches, weighted at 225gWith the poster child of Abraham Lincoln, here's the flagship of theme hand painted chess sets - what chess sets with some historical occurance were made for - the American Civil w…