First produced in Sherborne, England
The Sherborne chess set was popular among the Victorian upper-class, who appreciated its fine craftsmanship and elegant design. This set was first produced in Sherborne, England during the 19th century. This set is made of high-quality materials, typically ivory or bone, and features intricate hand-carved pieces that are based on medieval and Gothic styles.
Influenced by the medieval period
The design of the Sherborne Chess Set is influenced by the medieval period and features a range of historic and stylized pieces, including knights with plumed helmets, bishops with crosiers, and rooks that resemble castles. Many sets would take months to produce due to the time-consuming and detailed carving process.