chess pieces

Chess Pieces

Purling London chess pieces are precisely hand-carved from the very finest hardwoods, all in the same characteristic Purling Staunton style. Each chess piece is hand-finished with heavy weighting (for stable, accurate and satisfying play) and branded leather felts. All our chess piece sets are inspected for the highest quality and assembled at our studios in London, England.

Our range extends from traditional ‘Heritage Chess’ in solid Ebony & Boxwood, to contemporary and unique ‘Art Chess’ hand-painted by one of 30 of our artist collaborators including Caio Locke, Thierry Noir, Kate Brinkworth and Inkie. Our most popular range is ‘Bold Chess’. These chess pieces are hand-carved Boxwood, painted with deep lacquers in contemporary shades. In all cases, our games are presented in luxury, branded gift boxes and are shipped by express courier globally.

selection of painted chess sets by various artists
traditional chess pieces in luxury packaging

We also offer a bespoke range of chess pieces and boards that are created to the client’s requirements. Often customers choose to reflect the colours of their home interior design, their classic car or their company’s branding  in Bespoke Bold Chess. Other customers select their favourite Art Chess artist to hand-paint a set in their trademark style with a specific theme or palette.

Recent commissions have included an aquarium themed set by Inkie, a metallic ‘Sarigan Quartz’ grey set to match the client’s McLaren supercar and a painterly purple, blue and gold palette to compliment a drawing room by Olivia Pilling. We would be delighted to discuss your inspirations for your perfect chess pieces, backgammon or checkers sets. Please get in touch with Simon, Colm and the team via the contact form below.

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