Individual Piece Sizes
King Height: 5.4 Inches
Queen Height: 5.2 Inches
Bishop Height: 4.9 Inches
Knight Height: 4.4 Inches
Rook Height: 4.1 Inches
Pawn Height: 4.3 Inches
The high skill of the designers, sculptors and craftsmen of Studio Anne Carlton shines through in our collection of UK hand made chess sets and European chess boards. The richness of finish and attention to detail contribute to the success of the beautiful products from the Studio Anne Carlton range, which are appreciated on five continents. The chess sets are mainly produced in two finishes made from crushed stone poly resin. Hand painted sets where only certain parts are coloured by hand, whilst some areas remain plain, allowing for the natural material to be exposed after a light coloured wash of paint. Our regular sets are in a burgundy and cream plain finish with a light dark wash to emphasise the detail in the pieces. The chess sets do not come with the chess board which need ordering separately.
Studio Anne Carlton, UK made, chess pieces are highly sought after in the collectable markets. The fact that these highly prized pieces are completely hand made makes volume production out of the question. Consequently many of the earlier and discontinued sets are returning substantial prices when appearing at auction. The sets are avidly collected by enthusiasts all over the world.
The White Tower still stands at the centre of the Tower of London and today houses displays of arms and armour, an echo of the working arsenal that it once was. The medieval Chapel of St John the Evangelist on the first floor is still in use, five centuries after it witnessed the betrothal of Queen Mary I to King Philip II of Spain. This Studio Anne Carlton chess set depicts this royal palace in all its glory.
Studio Anne Carlton are very pleased to provide a range of chess pieces especially handmade in Europe. The durable presentation box is gold foiled with the name of the chess set and protected in a strong direct despatch box. The chess pieces are inserted into specialy prepared cut foam, and packaged in a strong hand made box covered in quality red leather effect paper. All made in the UK. The presentation box is gold foiled with the name of the chess set and protected in a strong despatch box.
Board NOT included. Made from polystone resin. Water based acrylic paint. Suitable for chess boards of 21.6 inches minimum. See product description below for individual piece sizes.