Chess Sets 

At Purling London we offer an artistic and playful range of chess sets. All based on the same Staunton design, our selection extends from unique chess sets painted by British street-artists to traditional Ebony & Boxwood pieces. Every Purling chess piece is hand-carved by artisans, heavily weighted and hand-finished with Purling branded leather felts. All of our chess sets are assembled and quality checked at our studios in London, England.

We are known for our unique Art Chess sets; hand-painted by our specially commissioned British and international artists including Inkie and Sophie Matisse. Each piece is a playful sculpture and together with our Bespoke service can be uniquely customised to reflect your interior decoration, corporate brand, a special event or personal memory.

Black and white chess set on a grey chessboard
Bold Chess set in Gloss White v Shadow Black
(Photo credit: Onyi Moss)

Our best-selling Bold Chess sets feature rich, glossy lacquered pieces in colours such as Classic Red, Metallic Gold and Shadow Black. These hand-made boxwood chess men combine with a selection of modern chess boards including our exclusive Grey-stained Maple wood. A classic shape with a contemporary twist.

Our latest Chess set range is our beautiful Stone Chess, which is crafted from solid Italian alabaster with natural veining.

Heritage Chess set by Purling London
Art Chess by Carne Griffiths
Chess sets on display at Christie's
Purling London exhibited Art Chess sets including by artist, Caio Locke at Christie’s, London

Purling Heritage Chess sets are the purist’s choice with hand-carved, buffed Ebony and Boxwood pieces and Birds Eye Maple & Black Anegre or Maple chessboards. A set of elegance and time-honoured craftsmanship.

Illuminated, hand-made Dark Chess and Neon Chess create a spectacular game with light and shadow playing over the contours of the chess pieces. Play at night for the full experience!

Couture Art Chess are unique chess sets and one-off tables hand-made in England by visionary artists including T. Raymonzrek and Daniel Brusatin. The highest level of thought, design and craft make up these passionate tributes to the long history of art and chess.

We at Purling London pride ourselves on the finest quality products, highest levels of service and most contemporary chess sets available worldwide.

Chess set by Mr Doodle
Hand-doodled Art Chess set by Mr Doodle x Purling London
Italian alabaster chess set in red and black
Stone Chess set by Purling London
Art Chess by T Raymonzrek
Couture Chess by T Raymonzrek ‘Chemical Warfare

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