Antique Turkish Chess & Backgammon Board
An ivory, ebony and mother o’ pearl inlaid olive wood hinged games board/box for chess and backgammon, Turkish, 19th century
the exterior for chess with alternative chess squares in ivory and inlaid geometric patterns surrounded with mother o’ pearl inlaid borders, the interior for backgammon, with ivory and ebony inalid points inset into olive wood, with metal hook clasps, 49.5cm wide (when open), each chess square 4cm wide.
Stock Reference: FL 1393
Export of Antique Elephant Ivory (CITES):
Please note that as this board contains antique elephant ivory it will require a CITES export licence to export to destinations outside the European Union. Under recent U.S. legislation, it is with regret that we are unable to export this item to the United States of America. Please contact me if you need more information.
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