Elizabethan chess set, hand-painted finish: six individual pieces from front on white background - red side
Elizabethan chess set, hand-painted finish: six individual pieces from front on white background - red side
Elizabethan chess set, hand-painted finish: six individual pieces from front on white background - blue side
Elizabethan chess set, hand-painted finish: six individual pieces from back on white background - red side
Elizabethan chess set, hand-painted finish: six individual pieces from back on white background - blue side
Elizabethan chess set, hand-painted finish: full red side (16 pieces) laid out for play on board
Elizabethan chess set, hand-painted finish: full blue side (16 pieces) laid out for play on board
Elizabethan chess set, hand-painted finish: full set (32 pieces) laid out for play on board

Elizabethan chess set

£450.00 GBP

Designs taken from the major players in the Spanish Armada invasion scare of the 16th century, the two sides to this set are differentiated by an ebony/ivory colour or by hand painted enamels in red and blue colourways. We recommend playing these pieces on a 20" board.

Key figures:

  • King: Lord Burghley (4" tall) 
  • Queen: Queen Elizabeth I
  • Bishop: Matthew Parker, the Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Castle: Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Pawn: Ships of the English fleet, which defeated the Spanish Armada

    Made in Somerset. Please note that the hand-painted version is only available on request - please get in touch for further details.