Bespoke Backgammon

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Alexandra creates bespoke backgammon sets for clients around the world.

Printed from £9,200

Marquetry from £14,000

Designed for private houses, yachts, jets and hotels, her one-of-a-kind designs are pieces of art as well as luxurious games.

Alexandra designs these one-off backgammon boards using the ancient technique of marquetry. She will translate your ideas into a unique design that is then meticulously crafted out of hundreds of pieces of individually cut wood veneer. 

Whatever design or memories you choose to incorporate in your game, the end result will never cease to amaze. Alexandra will work with you to incorporate any subject or theme you desire. Please see below some examples of past commissions to inspire and begin the conversation to create your bespoke backgammon set.

Please see below for inspiration and email to arrange a call with Alexandra.

Backgammon Commission

MUGHAL GARDEN

A marquetry design inspired by the marble inlay in the Taj Mahal. The playing pieces are infantile ruby and white jasper.

Backgammon Commission

MATERIALS

For each commission we spend time to choose and source the right materials, whether woods or semi-precious stones.

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ENGRAVED GAMES PIECES

We will often engrave each playing piece with something different, making each a reminder of a special memory

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MARQUETRY

A palm tree and olive leave inlaid in wood.

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NAUTICAL

These playing pieces were engraved with compasses and ship wheels as the backgammon board was commissioned for the client's yacht.

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BIOGRAPHY

Commission a design that lays your biography open for generations to come

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INLAID BEE

A marquety detail from a custom backgammon board - the client's nickname was Bee.

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FALCON

A private commission with inlaid marquetry falcon feathers and a gloss finish

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LONDON

A marquetry detail from a London themed design with mother of pearl and red stone playing pieces.

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HANDMADE

Cutting each brass triangle out by hand, ready to inlay.

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POMEGRANATE

For a client in Baku, Azerbaijan, Alexandra hand paintedĀ the board with what they consider to be the king of fruits

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RACING COLOURS

The triangles and jockey hats are in the client's racing colours, with the horses in beautiful quilted veneers as they charge around the board.

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OBSIDIAN PLAYING PIECES

These custom made backgammon pieces are inlaid with obsidian, black volcanic glass, and engraved with some of the client's favourite places in the world.

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ENGRAVED GAME PLAYING PIECES

Each piece is engraved with somewhere the client has travelled to.

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DESIGN

Alexandra will often hand paint design elements, before translating them into marquetry, to give them a more organic shape.

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MARBLE PLAYING PIECES

Red and white marble inlaid into brass, each piece engraved with an important member of the family.

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PLAYING PIECES

Black polished marble inlaid into brass

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FLAMINGO

For the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, this design is inlaid with flamingos from an important event invitation, and palm trees that grow in Vegas.

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NEIMAN MARCUS

Alexandra designed a special backgammon part as part of a portable falconry mews for Neiman Marcus

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COLLECTORS

For this client we inlaid different species of insects, some butterflies were each made up of over 1000 pieces of wood.

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DESERT

Marquetry inlaid cow skull with inlaid scorpion detail.

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MARQUETRY CREST

Each piece of wood is individually cut out, and then pain stakingly put back together and finished. This shows a part of the client's family crest.

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LEATHER EMBOSSING

A message hand-written by the client, blind embossed into the leather compartment.

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ELEPHANTS AND PEANUTS

A design commissioned to celebrate the client's roots and family.

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NEW YORK

A New York themed comission with lapis lazuli and white jasper specially commissionned games pieces

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NEW YORK

Marquetry detail from a backgammon board commissioned to celebrate New York, with inlaid brass triangles.

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HAND PAINTING

Alexandra hand-paints a commission in our East London studio

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CIGAR

Our signature cigar design personalised with the client's favourite cigars and our bespoke playing pieces engraved with his initials.

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BIOGRAPHY

Each point tells the story of the client's life. This shows the places he has lived - California, the English Countryside, and Madrid.

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MARQUETRY MOTH

Moths made of inlaid wood and mother of pearl

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MONOGRAMS & MESSAGES

Personalise any of our custom designs with engraved messages or monograms

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INLAID METALS

Alexandra inlaid the blades in this design with engraved steel. The knife hilts are inlaid in various engraved woods.

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EDEN ROC St BARTS

A design commission to tell the story of this infamous hotel

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BRENNERS PARK & SPA

A collaboration with Victoria Swarovski about one of her favourite German Hotels

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HOTEL DU CAP EDEN ROC

A printed design about the hotel and it's situation in the south of France.

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LE BRISTOL PARIS

Printed peacock feathers inspired by Le Bristol's bar

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BIOGRAPHICAL DESIGN

Each element of this design was hand-painted with a different element from the client's life - their nationality, where they have lived, their profession etc.

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FALCON

The playing pieces for this design were gold plated and inlaid with marble to look like raptor eyes.

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LONDON

Marquetry London theme with inlaid steel triangles. Each window in this building is a small square of mother of pearl

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BRITISH COMMISSION

Marquetry inlaid strawberries, rose and oak leaves.

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ROUND BACKGAMMON

Alexandra's round backgammon design milled out of solid brass. The pieces are lapis lazuli and brass.

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MARQUETRY FALCON

Wood falcon feathers inlaid into Alexandra's favourite blue madrona burr.

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ENGRAVED FINGER PRINT

For this client we engraved his fingerprint on one side, and his wife's on the other

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SOLID BRASS

Lapis and solid brass round pieces for this circular backgammon board milled out of solid brass.

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TURQUOISE

Turquoise bule stone inlaid in brass on this Temperley London backgammon board

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BRITISH COMMISSION

Marquetry inlaid strawberries, roses and oak leaves.

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MEDITERRANEAN DESIGN

This client wanted a bright and colourful marquetry design about their favourite flowers and fruits of the mediterranean

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CHICKENS

Our client's favourite chickens inlaid in marquetry - each point in this board was different and about their life.

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DESERT

Marquetry inlaid corn snake, cactus, and skulls. Finished with a gloss lacquer that brings out the grain of the wood.

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MONOGRAM

We will often inlay or paint special monograms or datesĀ 

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