Maple and Amboyna Burl Signature Chessboard and Jaques Chessmen.
A Maple Burl and Amboyna Burl Signature Chessboard with raised 2-1/2″ squares of Maple Burl and Amboyna Burl, having a solid Padauk frame with Amboyna Burl inlays and an Ebony delimiter. The chessboard measures 24-7/8″ Square. This Signature Contemporary Chessboard with its unique raised playing field design was designed and crafted by Bill Lisica in 2002. The chessboard is in like-new condition. Also included is a set of circa 1865 Jaques Club-size Staunton chessmen.
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.