Reproduction oak backgammon board, with inlayed box and yew points; with be
Fifteenth century backgammon board, showing starting layout
Late C14th - C15th Tables board
Oak board with box and yew inlay
2 in stock.
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Typically, tables boards of the late fourteenth and fifteenth century were constructed as two square leaves, joined by either leather thong or metal hinges. These replaced the earlier single piece rectangular boards but are of similar proportions.
This design is based on an archaeological find from medieval Freiburg in southwest Germany.
Our board is of quarter-sawn oak, with raised and mitred borders. The points are inlaid, and of alternating box and yew wood. Playing pieces are of natural (white) and stained (black) beech wood; and these are supplied, with three bone dice in a drawstring leather pouch.
All our boards are made of quarter-sawn oak, each with their own distinctive figuring; so board supplied may differ slightly from that shown in the picture.
Historic Period or Date:
Late 14th to 15th century
Materials and Special Features:
Quarter-sawn hinged oak board
Inlaid points of yew and box wood
Beech wood counters
Ring-and-dot bone dice
Playing pieces supplied in leather drawstring pouch