Sports equipment, games and pastimes
Dalbergia nigra, Ebony, Ivory, Metal, Rosewood [dalbergia nigra], Sycamore
120 mm (D)545 mm (Length)
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire
Wooden box with hinged lid, the outside veneered as a chess board with rosewood and sycamore, the inside with ebony and ivory inlay for backgammon. Decorative inlay in centre and on corners with geometric pattern within a square. Part of veneer missing on outside.