Lot #546. Holly and East Indian Rosewood Premium Chessboard
Premium Holly and East Indian Rosewood Chessboard.
A Holly and East Indian Rosewood Chessboard with 2-3/8” squares and a solid East Indian Rosewood Frame and an African Sapele delimiter and inlay. The chessboard measures 23-3/4” Square. The almost ivory-like appearance of the Holly used for the light squares makes this a particularly alluring chess board. The chessboard is in like-new condition and is accompanied by its original certificate of authenticity and a custom-made protective brown soft cotton slip-case. The back of the chessboard is marked with its unique serial number, 11024. Our complete line of Antique, Custom and Luxury chessboards can be found here.This premium chessboard, which is part of the Camaratta Signature Chessboard Series, was designed and Crafted by Bill Lisica.
East Indian Rosewood, Dalbergia latifolia, can vary in color from a golden brown to a deep purplish brown, with darker brown streaks. The wood darkens with age, usually becoming a deep brown. East Indian Rosewood has been used extensively on acoustic guitars since the mid 1960s as a substitute for the now-endangered Brazilian Rosewood.
Like other exploited hardwoods such as Cuban Magogany and Teak, it has earned worldwide fame. Historically, it has perhaps been the species most frequently associated with the term “Rosewood,” and with its strength, hardness, stability, beauty, and acoustic properties, it’s easy to see why Dalbergia Latifolia has been used for everything from flooring to xylophone keys and other musical instruments.