The hinged lid opens to reveal a similarly inlaid interior and a removable reversible top with green baize on one side and a chess board on the other. This can be removed to reveal the stunning inset backgammon table below. The whole top swivels to reveal a space which can be used to store cards and game pieces. The table is raised on four shaped legs united by a wide inlaid stretcher which has a platform centre.It is a wonderful example of Syrian furniture and is a very pretty decorative piece. It has a hidden drawer on each side containing the original Syrian backgammon pieces and four brass dishes, one sits on each corner for gambling chips.
The table is exquisitely crafted in hardwood and features wonderful inlaid decoration comprising, ebony, bone, walnut and various fruitwoods. Excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops - please see photos for confirmation. Height 83 x Width 84 x Depth 43 - Closed. Height 83 x Width 86 x Depth 84 - Open.
Height 32.7 x Width 33.1 x Depth 16.9 - Closed. Height 32.7 x Width 33.9 x Depth 33.1 - Open. Syria and its people are known for many things, but chief among those perhaps is their culture's long history of art and craftsmanship, particularly with regard to wood furniture and cabinetry.
Syrian carpenters, joiners, and cabinetmakers have a rich tradition of making ornate and intricately carved pieces of furniture, cabinets, decorative boxes and doors. These functional pieces of art are often inlaid with mother of pearl, carved and hand painted designs and motifs, or sometimes a combination of other woods, known as mosaic wood. Take a tour of our London showrooms. Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station.Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. There is car parking available on site. Please make all cheques payable to Regent Antiques. Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. The item "Antique Syrian Damascus Inlaid card, chess, backgammon, games table C1910" is in sale since Monday, February 11, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Tables\20th Century". The seller is "regentantiquesuk" and is located in London N4 1BX. This item can be shipped worldwide.