Reconstruction of Caxton’s chess set, shown on our medieval chess board Caxton chess pieces – king, queen, bishop, knight, rook, pawn Caxton chess set, showing all the white pieces on our medieval chess board Caxton's fifteenth century chess pieces Based on William Caxton's 1483 The Game and Playe of the Chesse £250.00 Quantity: at £250.00 each Add To Basket 1 in stock. 0 in your basket View Basket Checkout Price shown is for the chess pieces only; displayed on our unpainted wooden medieval chessboard. Please click on the images above for an expanded view. Many reproductions of this set are based on the drawings in H.J.R. Murray's The History of Chess, published in 1903. We have revisited the woodcuts in William Caxton's 1483 edition of The Game and Playe of the Chesse to produce these pieces. You can read more about Caxton's chess set here and about the development of Early Historic chess sets here. Pieces turned and carved from beech wood White pieces are the natural wood colour; black pieces are stained All pieces are sanded, but not oiled, waxed or varnished King is 1.5" diameter at the base King is 3.75" tall Pieces are supplied in a sturdy wire-stitched cardboard box Historic Period or Date: c. late 15th to mid 16th century; but of a style with elements similar to sets from the late 13th century Materials and Special Features: Beech wood pieces Dimensions: Height: up to 3.75" Diameter: max. 1.5"