Alexandra Llewellyn B&W Butterfly Backgammon Set upright
Alexandra Llewellyn B&W Butterfly Backgammon Set Open
Alexandra Llewellyn B&W Butterfly Backgammon Set Open
Alexandra Llewellyn B&W Butterfly Backgammon Set Detail
Board measure 3.85 x 60 x 10cm when closed. 77 x 60 x 5cm when Open
Alexandra Llewellyn B&W Butterfly Backgammon Set Open
Alexandra Llewellyn B&W Butterfly Backgammon Set Open
Alexandra Llewellyn B&W Butterfly Backgammon Set
Alexandra Llewelyn Leather Playing Pieces

Black & White Marquetry Butterfly Backgammon Set

£13,500

A very special collaboration between Alexandra Llewellyn and leading online fashion destination Net-a-Porter, a magnificent Malayan tree nymph butterfly unfurls its spotted wings upon our Black and White Marquetry Butterfly backgammon set –  a charming, exquisitely refined showcase of the art of inlay.

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Engraving

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Personalisation Notes

To dress one’s home beautifully is synonymous with fashion. By putting on your most glamorous clothes, a game of backgammon played on this handcrafted wood marquetry board is guaranteed to be a real occasion.

Alexandra Llewellyn

in detail

  • Size: 77 x 60 x 5cm (Open) 38.5 x 60 x10cm (Closed)
  • Sustainable marquetry woods include Sycamore, Walnut Burr and Fumed Eucalyptus
  • Fumed Eucalyptus wood box with signature fastenings
  • Semi-precious turquoise and mother-of-pearl playing pieces, black calf leather shakers and precision-cut dice
  • Personalisation options include laser engraved dates, initials or handwritten message
  • Available exclusively at Net-a-Porter and Alexandra Llewellyn

An enchanting collaboration

The first designer to collaborate with Net-a-Porter on a range of luxury board games, Alexandra has created a collection of three unique designs for the British e-tailer inspired by the grace and elegance of the butterfly, one of her most cherished motifs. This intricate wood marquetry backgammon board is accompanied by a vibrant photographic backgammon board and a portable travel backgammon set.

An enduring source of wonder

Growing up in the English countryside, Alexandra was fascinated by the butterfly’s mesmerising beauty from a very young age. Her artistic depictions of these captivating creatures have appeared on a best-selling backgammon set, a chessboard and, now, this exquisite wood marquetry backgammon board.

the butterfly takes flight

Rendered in contrasting sycamore and walnut burr woods, the perfectly symmetrical wings of a Malayan tree nymph butterfly spread across the entire board. The marquetry artist recreates the “trompe l’oeil” effect in Alexandra’s design using the hot sand shading technique, scorching the woods to bring a beautiful sense of three-dimensionality and lifelike volume to the butterfly’s wings.

Stylish details

Inlaid into the midnight-blue playing surface, chevron marquetry triangles alternate with black triangles that are designed to disappear behind the wings, adding to the illusion of depth.

Beautifully accessorised

Our Black and White Marquetry Butterfly backgammon set is presented with luxurious semi-precious playing pieces in vivid turquoise and shimmering mother of pearl, chosen by Alexandra because it mimics the glittering iridescence of a butterfly’s wings.

Engraving

Backgammon board box lids and Stone Playing Pieces can be personalised with laser-engraved initials, dates, or even a short message. You can request engraving during the online checkout process.

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Worldwide Delivery

Complimentary shipping on all orders (for stocked items) to the UK in 3-5 working days. Rest of World 5-7 working days, shipping calculated at checkout. All displayed prices include VAT. If your shipping location is outside the UK, the price shown at checkout will exclude VAT.

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Complimentary Gift Wrapping

Every Alexandra Lllewellyn purchase is beautifully gift-wrapped and dispatched in packaging designed to protect and enhance your new game. If the order is a gift, you can write a gift note at checkout. We will remove any paperwork stating the price.

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