REF1220 Early Backgammon & Chess box Southern India
Rosewood backgammon & chess board box , the exterior inlaid as a chess board with ivory and rosewood alternating squares , with inlaid ivory boarder.
The interior inlaid as a backgammon board with rosewood & Ivory. The centres with attractive floral decoration inlaid in ivory and lac work.
Comes with thirty Indian ivory & horn backgammon pieces and two Indian ivory turned shakers of the 19th century,
The construction , material and inlay teqhnique are from Vizagapatam in the 18th century.
For further information on Vizagapatam furniture see “FURNITURE FROM BRITISH INDIA AND CEYLON” By AMIN JAFFER a catalouge of the collections at the Victoria and Albert museum and the Peabody Essex museum.
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