Studio Anne Carlton


Isle of Lewis Set

These chess pieces are replicas of the originals which were discovered on the Isle of Lewis off the West Coast of Scotland and which are now housed safely and securely in the British Museum of London and in Edinburgh. Many pieces were discovered and this is our interpretation of the Isle of Lewis chess set.

$199 A102
Camelot Chess - was $329 now reduced to $279

The stirring legends of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have inspired our designers to create this chess set. We have called it the Camelot chess set, named after the fabled Court of King Arthur. The pieces take their natural place as King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Merlin as the Bishop and Sir Lancelot as the Knight.

$279 A106
Westminster Abbey Chess - hand painted

A very large and impressive set of chess pieces inspired by statues, tombs and artefacts in and around the famous Westminster Abbey in London . The King is in early English coronation robes, whilst the Queen is shown at her prayers. The Bishop is symbolically casting out devils and the Knight is St George, Patron Saint of England, slaying the evil dragon.

$849 A115P
Warworlds Chess - was $269 now reduced to $259

Sculpted in intricate detail, these fascinating pieces represent the age old struggle between the forces of good and evil. Prince Vallior, the hero, combats the evil forces led by Demonas, Lord of the Underworld.

$259 A162
Sherlock Holmes Chess - hand decorated - was $595 now reduced to $510

The famous fictional private detective, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is featured as the King in this remarkable chess set. His opponents are led by his arch enemy, Professor Moriarty, with the fearsome Hound of the Baskervilles as the Knight.

Beautifully hand decorated in subtle shades of green and grey, the famous characters in this superb set are based on the original drawings that appeared in Strand Magazine in 1890 to accompany the Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson face their greatest adversary, Professor Moriarty, across the chess board. The set also features Mrs Hudson, Inspector Lestrade, Irene Adler, Colonel Moran and the infamous Hound of the Baskervilles. The A163S set is shown here on our reference H401 chess board.


$510 A163S
Crusades Chess - hand decorated

Our designers have created a magnificent chess set which epitomises the struggles for domination between Christians and Muslims. This conflict has continued intermittently for over a thousand years, but it is the period between 1095 and 1292 which has captured our imagination because of the exploits of the Crusader knights.

Skilfully hand decorated, these pieces represent the Christian side led by King Richard I of England, known as Richard the Lionheart, in combat with the Muslim armies led by Saladin. This chess set concentrates particularly on the Third great Crusade led by King Richard I of England, who in 1189 joined King Philip II of France in an effort to recapture the holy city of Jerusalem. King Richard, with 8000 troops, seized Cyprus and some cities on the Palestinian coast, but ultimately failed to dislodge the Muslim leader, Saladin, from Jerusalem. Illustrated here on chess board reference H401.


$510 A165S
History of Gold Chess - hand decorated

There is no other sport as richly endowed with outstanding characters, incidents and locations as that of golf. Our designers have drawn on the rich history of the game to suggest individuals and places that have played an important part in the refinement of golf from what was a mediaeval peasants' pastime to the game we know and love today.

Golf's growing popularity really stems from the inauguration of the Open Championship in 1860 and it is from this era to the early 1900s that our designers have chosen to represent the true beginnings of the sport. They have chosen Harry Vardon as King, Lady Margaret Scott as the Queen and Old Tom Morris as the Bishop. The pieces displayed here are on chess board reference H401.

Beautifully hand decorated, this set is a delight to own and makes a remarkable presentation piece.

$510 A166S
Spartacus Chess - was $299 now reduced to $259 
This superb chess set exactly captures the period in history between 73 BC and 71 BC when the oppressed slaves, led by Spartacus, rose in revolt against their Roman masters. Spartacus was a gladiator of Thracian descent and had probably been captured by the Romans whilst defending his country.

Shown here on chess board reference H401, this chess set gives you the opportunity to fight again the battles of the slaves against their Roman masters. This time, the outcome may be different. Who knows? Are you brave enough to take on the challenge of Spartacus, the gladiator?

$259 A167
Samurai Chess - was $299 now reduced to $259

Japan has a long cultural history. Its isolation from the Western world for many centuries gives it a different perspective of social and civil life. Our designers have examined and thoroughly researched their history books when creating this masterful Samurai set to make sure that all the detail is authentic.

$259 A175
Celtic Chess - hand decorated

The Celtic people were inhabitants of areas of Western Europe, particularly Ireland, Wales, Brittany and the Highlands of Scotland. They were subjected to raids by Vikings and Norsemen and our chess set is the story of a battle between the Irish King, Brian Boru, and the Viking invaders. The battle took place at Clontarf, near Dublin and was a fierce encounter.

Although the Celts managed to defeat the Viking invaders, their King, Brian Boru, was slain. This chess set features the principal characters involved in the battle and depicts Celtic designs and artefacts of the period.

Almost one thousand years old the Celtic inhabitants of Ireland rose up under their King, Brian Boru, to fight the invading and colonising Vikings. Based on the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 AD, our chess set portrays many of the characteristics of the era with authentic and historically correct artefacts shown in splendid detail. The skill and workmanship of the Celtic tribes was demonstrated by their artistic and unique designs, recognised throughout the world and reproduced here in this magnificent chess set.

$510 A177S
Battle of Bannockburn Chess

In the Battle of Bannockburn chess set, the artists and sculptors at SAC have captured a pivotal moment in Scottish history. The patriotic quest of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, to free his land of foreign domination reached its climax at the Battle of Bannockburn on 24th June 1314.

By the summer of 1314 only Stirling Castle remained in the grip of Scotland 's English overlords. It was just south of here at the Burn (or small stream) at Bannock that the Scottish army prepared for the the decisive set-piece battle against the army of King Edward II of England.

$259 A187
  Battle of Trafalgar Chess

Trafalgar was one of the most decisive naval battles ever fought. In the course of a short October afternoon, the Combined Fleet of France and Spain, with 33 battleships, was defeated by a British force of 27 battleships off cape Trafalgar, on the south-west coast of Spain.

This chess set is dedicated to the memory of all those who fought with Nelson, and against him, in a battle where "every individual appeared a hero" according to Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood.

$295 A193
Battle of Trafalgar Chess - hand decorated $565 A193S
  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 world's most famous and spectacular castles. Known for housing the Crown Jewels, its Yeoman Warders ("Beefeaters") and its ravens, the Tower today is the most visited historic site in Britain.

The White Tower, oldest of all the Tower buildings, was originally built as a royal palace and fortress, but has also served as a prison, a royal chapel, a record office and a large storehouse of arms, armour and gunpowder.

Designed and developed under licence from Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Limited.

$295 A194
The White Tower Chess Set - hand decorated $565 A194S