Amboyna Burl Ebony Chessboard.
A Signature Amboyna Burl Ebony Chessboard with raised 2-1/2″ squares of Amboyna Burl and Bird’s-Eye Maple with a solid Gabon Ebony frame, Spalted Maple inlays and Ebony delimiters. The chessboard measures 24-5/8″ Square, 1-3/4″ thick. This Amboyna Burl Ebony Signature Contemporary Chessboard with its unique raised playing field was designed by Frank Camaratta and crafted by Bill Lisica. The chessboard is in like-new condition. The chessboard includes a soft brown, suede-like slip case.
Amboyna is technically not a distinct species, but is the name of the burl wood from any of the Pterocarpus species. Most commonly this is Narra (Pterocarpus), but burl sections of Burma Padauk (Pterocarpus macrocarpus) are also sold under the name Amboyna. The name is derived from Ambon Island in Indonesia, where much of the figured wood is believed to have been initially exported.