Antique Syrian Inlaid Card Games Backgammon Chess Table early 20th Century
Antique Syrian Inlaid Card Games Backgammon Chess Table early 20th Century
Antique Syrian Inlaid Card Games Backgammon Chess Table early 20th Century
Antique Syrian Inlaid Card Games Backgammon Chess Table early 20th Century
Antique Syrian Inlaid Card Games Backgammon Chess Table early 20th Century
Antique Syrian Inlaid Card Games Backgammon Chess Table early 20th Century

Antique Syrian Inlaid Card Games Backgammon Chess Table early 20th Century

c. 1920 Syria

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£2,450 gbp
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This profusely inlaid Syrian games table dates from the early 20th Century, and it has multiple geometric and asymmetric inlays of various woods and mother of pearl.

The hinged lid opens to reveal a similarly inlaid interior and a removable reversible top with blue baize on one side and a chess board on the other, and it can be removed to reveal an inset backgammon table.

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.

The table is exquisitely crafted in hardwood and features wonderful inlaid decoration comprising, ebony, bone, walnut and various fruitwoods.

Condition:
Excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops - please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 81 x Width 72 x Depth 36 - When closed
Height 78 x Width 72 x Depth 72 - When top is opened

Dimensions in inches:
Height 31.9 x Width 28.3 x Depth 14.2 - When closed
Height 30.7 x Width 28.3 x Depth 28.3 - When top is opened

Nacre
also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent. The outer layer of pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre.

Both black and white nacre are and were used for design purposes. They were used as decorative motif used in cabinet making or silversmithing. The natural nacre may be artificially tinted to almost any colour. Nacre tesserae may be cut into shapes and laminated to a ceramic tile or marble base. The tesserae are hand-placed and closely sandwiched together, creating an irregular mosaic or pattern (such as a weave). The laminated material is typically about 2 mm thick. The tesserae are then lacquered and polished creating a durable and glossy surface.

Our reference: 09275
Dimensions
Height 78.00 cm (30.71 inches)
Width 72.00 cm (28.35 inches)
Depth 72.00 cm (28.35 inches)
Stock Code
09275
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