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Alexandra Llewellyn Tulip Marq Backgammon Set Open
Alexandra Llewellyn Tulip Marq Backgammon Set Detail
Alexandra Llewellyn Tulip Marq Backgammon Set Open
Board measure 3.85 x 60 x 10cm when closed. 77 x 60 x 5cm when Open
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Tulip Marquetry Backgammon Set

£10,500

Striking the perfect balance between game and objet d’art, our Tulip Marquetry backgammon set is an elegant, organic companion piece to our popular printed Tulip backgammon board. From goblet-shaped flowers to spectacular fringed blooms, the board features six different varieties of tulip, magnificently rendered in wood inlay.

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Engraving

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Personalisation Notes

My father is a garden designer and much of my childhood was spent outdoors, helping him nurture new life. Each spring, I remember being amazed as the tulips emerged into the sunlight – the different varieties and variations were breathtaking.

Alexandra Llewellyn

TULIP MARQUETRY in detail

  • Sustainable marquetry woods include natural and dyed Bird’s Eye maple, Macassar ebony, sycamore and Tulipwoods
  • Size: 77 x 60 x 5cm (Open) 38.5 x 60 x10cm (Closed)
  • Ziricote wood box with signature fastenings

  • Wrapped burgundy and cream calf leather playing pieces with black calf leather shakers and precision-cut dice
  • Personalisation options include laser engraved dates, initials or handwritten message
  • Made in England

A quintessential spring bloom

An extraordinarily beautiful flower symbolic of love and affection, the tulip is admired the world over for its vast array of colours. Introduced to Europe from the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century, the tulip was responsible for the first-ever speculative bubble in Holland, when, for a brief moment, a single flower reportedly cost more than a townhouse on Amsterdam’s grand canal.

Sustainable woods describe their subjects

A contemporary reimagining of the classic floral designs that appear in traditional wood marquetry, Alexandra incorporated six of her favourite tulips into her artwork, which is beautifully interpreted on the board in different natural and dyed woods, including Tulipwoods, selected because they describe perfectly the colours, textures, shading and depth of the silky-petalled flowers.

handcrafted in the UK

Each Tulip Marquetry backgammon set is brought to life in nine different British workshops by artisans who are skilled in time-honoured crafts. These include a marquetry artist who assembles hundreds of miniature pieces of wood to bring each tulip to vibrant life upon the board, complemented by triangles in Ziricote wood, with its beautifully complex grain patterns.

Elevate your game

Designed to enhance your game of backgammon, semi-precious playing pieces are a luxurious addition to our Signature backgammon sets. Alexandra recommends amethyst and mother of pearl playing pieces to complement her Tulip Marquetry backgammon board, with personalisation of the pieces available.

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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 1-2 working days. Rest of World 2-5 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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