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Persian Marquetry Chess & Backgammon


This stunning chess and backgammon set was made in Esfahan, Iran using the ancient Persian marquetry technique, Khatam, where wooden articles are decorated with delicate, precisely cut, geometric pieces of wood, bone and precious metals.

The board is partially hand-painted with an intricate pattern, often featured in Islamic architecture, art and calligraphy.

The board is supplied with 34 (extra queens) hand-carved Staunton chess pieces in rosewood and boxwood and a set of backgammon stones in wood and resin

Approximately 50 cm square, in a bespoke protective carry case

Rare and exquisite