Luxury Games & Gifts

* Sophie Matisse X Purling London Art Chess ‘Alice In Wonderland’ *


  • Sophie Matisse (b. 1965)
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Signed, hand-painted 1 of 1
  • Gold leaf, boxwood, acrylic paint, lacquer, leather
  • 55 x 55 cm chess board, 10.2 cm King
  • Exhibited at the World Chess Hall of Fame’s ‘Painted Pieces’
  • Hand-finished in London, England


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PURLING LONDON ART CHESS sets have been exhibited at Christie’s, Saatchi Gallery and the World Chess Hall of Fame. Many of these 1 of 1, hand-painted works have been the choice of royalty, renowned interior designers, art collectors and chess Grandmasters. Purling has collaborated with over thirty artists, including Sophie Matisse, Mr. Doodle and Thierry Noir. Every Art Chess set is hand-finished in London, England and can be made bespoke to your wishes.


Sophie Matisse is an internationally exhibiting artist represented by Francis Naumann Fine Art in New York. She is the great granddaughter of Henri Matisse and the step-granddaughter of Marcel Duchamp. ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is one of three works by Matisse, exploring chess, colour and history and was hand-painted especially for Purling London.

“This Alice in Wonderland inspired chess set with its candy-like colors were a lot of fun to work with.

Keeping even just an air of playfulness in any battle I think is essential for self-preservation! Some of the best solutions are the simplest, a useful reminder, that even just a little magical thinking can not only save your skin, but also your soul.”

Sophie Matisse


  • Signed, hand-painted 1 of 1
  • Gold leaf, boxwood, acrylic paint, lacquer, leather
  • Exhibited at the World Chess Hall of Fame’s ‘Painted Pieces’
  • Chess board 55 x 55 cm (approx. 22 x 22″), weight 3kg (6.6 lb)
  • Chess pieces 34 hand-carved, triple-weighted, boxwood
  • King height 10.2 cm (4″), weight 75 g (approx. 2.65 oz)
  • Weight of boxed set including pieces and board 6.6 kg (approx. 14.6 lb)
  • Purling London branded leather felts and packaging
  • Hand-finished in London, England
  • Complimentary express global shipping


Learn more about Sophie Matisse HERE and how to commission a bespoke game HERE.

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Service & Delivery
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