Conversational Collectibles

The London-based artist Alexandra Llewellyn’s bespoke backgammon tables—which may be fashioned from rare materials including ebonized ash and ferns from the British countryside, and can be customized to include heirlooms, photos, and more—are available through the online retailer Bespoke Global. Each table is paired with artistic playing pieces in substances such as rosewood or brass inlaid with mother-of-pearl (from $3,400). (www.bespokeglobal.com, www.alexandralldesign.com)

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