Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vintage Thursday Thingie: Antique Backgammon Set


I've "borrowed" this backgammon set from my husband. He bought it in the late 1960s, before we were married and it was quite old already.
It is inlaid with different woods and mother of pearl.

How quilt like is this center medallion?








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16 comments:

Eileen said...

I am absolutely in love with this. I wish I could find one! We play backgammon a lot.. and this would really be a treasure.

My calendar says Wednesday morning. :-) But I know it might be Thursday someplace!

Susan said...

Hello Miri--backgammon is one game I didn't play but I can appreciate a beautiful piece of workmanship.

Neabear said...

what a pretty backgammon set. I never really learned how to play that game. I finished my mystery halloween project!

Coloradolady said...

REally nice game. The case is amazing. I have never seen one like this.

Elizabeth said...

This is definitely quilt-like! The details are amazing; I would feel like I was on the 1920s Riviera playing with this set!

ellen b. said...

Wow! I've never seen such a beautiful backgammon set! I love it!

Grandma Faith said...

The backgammon game is soooo beautiful. What a treasure!
I like the "cow" quilt, too. You are very talented.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

That is so great and it does have a super quilt like pattern!

Diane said...

Wouldn't it be great to find a quilt with that pattern, then curl up to play backgammon too? Most exquitiste design!

Vintage Mommy said...

I've always wanted to learn how to play this game!

Patty said...

Wow, the work on that is incredible!

Amy said...

wow that's beautiful, I wonder where he got it from?

Kellie said...

That is absolutely gorgeous, I've never seen one so ornate!

Dawn said...

what pretty inlay!

SarahLCC said...

oh my goodness, the inlaid detail is exquisite!

Jewelgirl said...

This is gorgeous! Absolutely a
beautiful backgammon set!