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A STAINED EBONY AND IVORY INLAID VENEERED SATINWOOD TRIC TRAC TABLE, LOUIS XVI, CIRCA 1795
With finely tapered legs terminating in gilt bronze sabots with small casters. with a rectangular removable top lifting to reveal a tric trac board with 15 large green stained ivory counters
and 15 natural ivory counters. Complete with original silver plated bronze removable candlesticks, two cups and three dice.
The table has been altered from its original form and adapted to become a Tric Trac table in the early 19th century.
N.B. THIS PIECE IS CAN NOT BE EXPORTED TO THE USA

The name Backgammon appeared in England in the 18th century. From the word Gamen (game in ancient English) and Back. Tric Trac often referred to as the French word for Backgammon is in fact a totally different game, evolving in France in about 1500.
By the time of Louis XIV, the game had evolved into two separate games, known as le Petit Trictrac and le Grand Trictrac. Trictrac remained popular in France until the middle of the nineteenth century.
A Trictrac board has twelve holes along the base of each side of the board used for scoring. For every twelve points a player scores, he moves a peg along the holes on his side of the board.
The rules for playing backgammon are simpler and very different but the board is the same and either game can be played.

HEIGHT: 77 cm (30¼")
WIDTH: 110 cm (43¼")
DEPTH: 65.5 (26")

£7,000

louis xvi period satinwood tric trac or backgammon table from Julia Boston Antiques, King's Road, London
Satinwood backgammon table
inlaid ebony and ivory board
ivory playing pieces, backgammon table with green velvet edges
Leather dice roller
natural ivory and pistachio coloured ivory playing pieces
silver candlestick
ebony
ivory
antique leather dice holder
velvet patches
satinwood scoring edge
ivory playing pieces
satinwood tric trac table
antique wooden castors antique wooden castors
tric trac table or backgammon table closed

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