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REF1220 Early Backgammon & Chess box Southern India
Circa 1740-1780

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,

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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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Tim Millard is one of the leading specialist dealers buying & selling Chess Sets & Backgammon boards with an extensive stock of antique sets ranging from fine Staunton sets by Jaques to fine European, Chinese & Indian Sets.

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