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This board is typical of those of the sixteenth century, and or reproduction is based on the find from Henry VIII's warship, the Mary Rose, which sank in the Solent in 1545.
The board is constructed of two leaves, with a raised border with lap-jointed corners. The leaves are rectangular so that together the board is more or less square. The points are inlaid with alternate coloured woods (box and yew).
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 the board supplied may differ slightly from that shown in the picture.
Historic Period or Date:
Materials and Special Features:
Quarter-sawn hinged oak board
Inlaid points of yew and box wood
Beech wood counters
Solid-pip bone dice
Playing pieces supplied in leather drawstring pouch