Antique Chess Sets

An antique chess set is always a great idea! When it comes to purchasing chess sets, you can’t go wrong with a quality set inspired by the design of antique chess sets. An antique chess set not only looks elegant but it also feels great, and can be fun and exciting to play with fellow chess lovers. Antique chess sets for sale are mostly either wooden or handmade. Either way they are very popular in the market and they carry the rich history and legacy of the game that has captured the hearts of many.

Let’s take a closer look at the history behind these sets and the modern-day inspirations that have made them a cornerstone of the chess market.

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20 Inch Gothic Chess Set


21 Inch Roman Chess Set

£143.00 £157.00 Save: £14

10 Inch Luxury Chess Set Antique

(15) £145.00 £293.00 Save: £148

23 Inch Galant Chess Set

(8) £147.00 £185.50 Save: £38.5

23 Inch Festive Chess Set

(12) £157.00 £214.50 Save: £57.5

14 Inch Luxury Chess Set Walnut

(17) £172.00 £427.00 Save: £255

21 Inch Magnat Chess Set

(10) £193.00 £320.00 Save: £127

15 Inch Chess Set Antique Walnut

(10) £262.00 £773.00 Save: £511

23 Inch Roman Chess Set Cesar

(8) £285.50

15.3 Inch Luxury chess Antique Art

£295.00 £511.00 Save: £216

23 Inch England Chess Set

(70) £313.50 £391.50 Save: £78

25 Inch Ancient Chess Set

(115) £314.00 £399.50 Save: £85.5

History of Antique Chess Sets

Reproductions of antique chess sets uk are relatively new phenomena that were inspired by growing interest and passion for the history of chess. Standardized chess was developed relatively late into the game’s history and before that, there were historical chess sets that featured a variety of styles and designs. It was not until the mid-1800s that the “classic” chess design most associated with the game was produced. Before this standardization, it was common for chess players to have a unique set made just for them, which we now call antique chess sets.

These antique chess boards and sets featured highly detailed hand-carved wood or ivory pieces. They were and are much more elegantly detailed than the mass-produced Staunton pieces that became the norm during the 20th century. The intricate design and style of antique chess sets are still pursued and appreciated by many chess players across the globe. However, purchasing genuine antique chess is not feasible for most people. For one, the cost can be very high depending on the age of the set, the material it’s made from, as well as whether or not it is a complete set. Certain types of antique chess sets may not even be legal to sell or buy, especially if they contain materials such as ivory, which is also a hindrance. And yes, it can be difficult to even find complete antique chess sets, which will definitely be a factor for chess players who want to actually play their set! Antique chess sets uk available at Kaօori are an excellent alternative to these expensive sets