Antique Syrian Damascus Inlaid card, chess, backgammon, games table C1910

GBP 2,450.00

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Object Description

This profusely inlaid Syrian Damascus games table dates from Circa 1910, and 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 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. It is a wonderful example of Syrian furniture and is a very pretty decorative piece.

The table is exquisitely crafted 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.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 72 x Width 72.5 x Depth 36.5
Height 70 x Width 73 x Depth 72.5 – When opened

Dimensions in inches:
Height 28.3 x Width 28.5 x Depth 14.4
Height 27.6 x Width 28.7 x Depth 28.5 – When opened

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.

Our reference: 09828

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