Hand-Carved Architectural Chess Set

Winning Bid: $300.00

One-of-a-Kind, Hand-Carved Architectural Chess Set of the Incredible Canterbury Cathedral!

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Item condition: New


This hand carved chess set, made by ACA Board President Scott Purcell’s father, who was 90 at the time, was a true labor of love. A homebuilder by trade, Mr. Purcell developed a passion for woodworking in his later years and crafted chess sets modeled on some of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Bid today for your chance to win this stunning take on Canterbury Cathedral!

Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the oldest and most famous structures in England. It is the seat of the Anglican Church in England and is the site of the infamous murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury by King Henry II.

  • The King is a representation of the south end of the cathedral.
  • The Queen is a representation of the north end of the cathedral featuring multiple spires.
  • The Bishop is a representation of the headwear of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • The Knight is represented by a saddle, which represents the knights on horseback.
  • The Rook is a very fair representation of the ruin of the Canterbury Castle, which is separate from the cathedral.
  • The Pawn is designed after a simple cottage or barn, common in the area.

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Highest bidder was: d*******s

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
d*******s July 19, 2022 7:38 am $300.00
Auction started July 18, 2022 9:00 am