Tulip Marquetry Backgammon Set

Signature

£10,500

An iconic spring flower with soft, silky petals, our exquisite Tulip Signature Marquetry backgammon board is crafted using the ancient art of wood inlay. An elegant, organic companion piece to our popular printed Tulip backgammon set, each brilliantly colou...

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An iconic spring flower with soft, silky petals, our exquisite Tulip Signature Marquetry backgammon board is crafted using the ancient art of wood inlay. An elegant, organic companion piece to our popular printed Tulip backgammon set, each brilliantly colourful bloom is crafted from hundreds of miniature pieces of wood, dyed to mimic the tulip’s myriad hues.  

Introduced to Europe from the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century, the tulip was responsible for the first ever speculative bubble in Holland. Known as Tulipmania, for a brief moment in the 17th century, a single flower reportedly cost more than a townhouse on Amsterdam’s grand canal. An extraordinarily beautiful and varied flower symbolic of love and affection, the tulip is admired the world for its vast array of colours, which often combine in a single bloom.

A contemporary take on the classic floral designs that appear in traditional wood marquetry, the new Tulip backgammon set features six different varieties of tulip. From goblet-shaped flowers to spectacular fringed blooms, each is unique in colour and appearance. Choosing the woods that best describe the colours, textures, shading and depth of Alexandra’s design – sustainable natural and dyed Bird’s Eye maple, Macassar ebony, sycamore and Tulipwoods – the marquetry artist uses the different tones and grain directions of the woods to bring each tulip to vibrant life upon the board, accompanied by three Monarch butterflies in flight.

A wonderful conversation piece and elegant accessory for the home, our Tulip Signature Marquetry backgammon set is touched by nine different artisanal workshops in the UK during its journey to creation, with every detail carefully considered to ensure a luxurious playing experience.

The black leather shakers feature inside lips to ensure fair and random rolls of the precision laser cut dice, while the box compartments are lined in calf leather. Hand-lacquered in a satin, open-grain finish, the weighted and wrapped leather playing pieces glide smoothly around the board.

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.