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Alexandra Llewellyn B&W Butterfly Backgammon Set Open
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Black & White Marquetry Butterfly Backgammon Set


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 Backgammon Full-size Box (£480)

A date, initials or personal message.
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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

black & white marquetry butterfly 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
  • Personalisation options include laser engraved dates, initials or handwritten message
  • Semi-precious turquoise and mother-of-pearl playing pieces, black calf leather shakers, precision laser-cut dice and weighted doubling cube


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.


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.


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.

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.


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

All orders (for stocked items) are shipped within 2-5 working days.  Personalisation will be an additional 7 days.   Shipping charges can be viewed here.  All displayed GBP £ 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 Llewellyn purchase is beautifully 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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