Snake Backgammon Set

Signature

£9,600

Designed by Alexandra to complement the popular Snake Travel Backgammon Set, the Snake Marquetry backgammon set recreates some of the alluring inhabitants that thrive in the wide-open spaces of North America’s deserts in exquisite wood marquetry. Replacing ...

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Description

Designed by Alexandra to complement the popular Snake Travel Backgammon Set, the Snake Marquetry backgammon set recreates some of the alluring inhabitants that thrive in the wide-open spaces of North America’s deserts in exquisite wood marquetry. Replacing the traditional triangles of a backgammon board, three beguiling species of snake are depicted alongside succulent cacti, with a playful monkey crouching in the corner, contemplating how he has stumbled upon this unfamiliar terrain.

Touched by nine different workshops in the UK, this darkly beautiful scene is brought to life by experts skilled in time-honoured crafts: master joiners; a leather artist; a specialist in hand-lacquering. For the intricate wood inlay, an authority in the rare handcraft of marquetry inspects the grain and innate colour variations of the different woods, looking for the varieties in tone and texture that will best recreate the prickles of a cactus, the petals of a flower or the flame-like patterning of a ball python. After precision cutting the contrasting woods into miniature pieces, they are then assembled by hand to mimic perfectly the vibrant colours, shading and depth of Alexandra’s design.

Presented with luxurious, weighted burgundy and cream leather playing pieces, with black calf leather shakers and an embossed, weighted leather doubling die, the set can also be enhanced with pieces carved from semi-precious stones, such as turquoise, which is synonymous with the American west.

To personalise the box lid with laser-engraved initials or dates, please select this option in the drop-down menu. For a custom engraving of a handwritten message, choose the personalise option and upload a photograph of your message written in black ink on a plain white background. This backgammon board has been handcrafted in the traditional tournament size, with the layout designed to be the best scale for play. 60cm x 77cm x 5cm / 23.5" x 30" x 2" when open. Made in the UK.

 

Delivery

Personalisation takes 2 weeks.

UK Delivery - 1-2 working days

REST OF THE WORLD – 2-5 working days. Delivery charges will be calculated at checkout.

If you are outside of the EU please contact us directly and we will invoice you without VAT.

RETURNS are accepted within 14 calendar days. Please note that personalised or bespoke items can only be returned if they are faulty.