These handmade backgammon sets are made of cherry or black walnut. Interesting decorations, specimens of a technique known as Marquetry, have been created by carefully placing intricate pieces of varied veneers side by side to give the effect of inlay.
A smaller interior box with playing pieces has a felt bottom (to not damage the board) and can be removed. A small magnet helps the lid of the box stay in place when closed.
Measures 18.25" x 8.5" x 2.5" when closed. Measures 18.25" x 17" x 1.25" when open for play.
Bruce Babb is a prolific and noteworthy marquetry artist. His functional treasures exhibit his meticulous attention to detail, which defies that of an ordinary person. Working out of his home studio on the Pemaquid River, he has mastered the quiet life.
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