Canterbury Cathedral Hand-Painted Chess Pieces by Studio Anne CarltonItem#: HN-HOS031
The leader of the Church of England calls it home, and now it's at your fingertips when you play with the Canterbury Cathedral Hand-Painted Chess Pieces by Studio Anne Carlton. Every elegant spire of the cathedral and clergyman within is represented here in rich blue and red color. All the fine architectural detail of this gothic cathedral has been captured by skilled designers and sculptors for a brilliant, decorative chess set. All pieces have been constructed from polyresin, crushed stone composite with the look and feel of stone but the durability of plastic. Each side's king measures a full 4 inches in height.
About Studio Anne Carlton
Established in Hull, Yorkshire, in 1969, Studio Anne Carlton now lists over 100 chess sets.They all bear the hallmarks of skill and tradition so typical of the world-famous sculptors and artists used by Studio Anne Carlton. Each Studio Anne Carlton chess set uses the timeless skills and craftsmanship originating from the company's founding. All pieces are hand-produced and finished in either a traditional brown and cream appearance or hand decorated with painstaking detail. The sculptures often take many months to complete, and every care is taken to ensure historical accuracy where appropriate. As the artists' masterpiece, the figures pass through various casting processes until suitable production molds can be made without losing any of the original detail.
In 2003, Studio Anne Carlton line was bought by Traditional Games. They moved manufacturing from the U.K. to China around 2003. All poly resin chess sets are made in China today. SAC's wooden chess sets come primarily from India. SAC is a name that stands for the world's recognized leader for decorative theme chess sets and other classic traditional games.
Dimensions & Specifications
King Height (in.)
House of Staunton
- Solid sapele and malaysian oak wood
- Tiered 3D-style design with hand-laid squares
- 18-inch board
- Each square measures 2.25 inches
- Recommended for ages 8 and up
- Overall dimensions: 18L x 18W x 2H inches
$99.99 to $159.99
- Choice of sizes
- Hand-crafted in Ferrer workshop in Spain
- Made from briar wood
- Stained vibrant grey with high-gloss finish
- Looks great with any set of pieces