Amboyna Burl Chessboard.
A Signature Amboyna Burl Chessboard with raised 2-1/2″ squares of Amboyna Burl and Bird’s-Eye Maple with a solid Ebony frame, Spalted Maple inlays and Ebony delimiters. The chessboard measures 25-1/2″ Square. This Signature Contemporary Chessboard with its unique raised playing field design was designed by Frank Camaratta and crafted by Bill Lisica. The chessboard is inlike-new condition.
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.