Birdseye Maple and Amboyna Burl Signature Chessboard.
A Birdseye Maple and Amboyna Burl Signature Chessboard with raised 2-1/2″ squares of Amboyna Burl and Bird’s-Eye Maple with a solid Birtdseye Maple frame and Ebony delimiters. Adding to the uniqueness and beauty of this chessboard are the Maple Burl corner inalys. 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 in like-new condition and is accompanied by a custom-made protective brown soft cotton 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.