ebeneblanc

puzzle puzzles and ancient strategy games

Announcement    My name is Hélène, and despite a slight disability in my hands,
it is with pleasure that I present to you the achievements of my "shop" which are entirely made and cut by me.

I combine a passion for marquetry, a passion for "puzzles" and a passion for old strategy games, little known but which remain the ancestors of our chess and checkers games. I don't make my pawns and chess pieces

My creations are a reflection of my way of life, simple and natural and I complete my strategy games with pawns, either found, bought from pawn suppliers, or recovered from games that were going to be thrown.

I am in favor of recycling as much as possible in order to reduce the blow so that you can treat yourself.

All my marquetry trays are plated on a medium board in order to have a precise cutting finesse;
My work is thus of quality and modest while having fun;

My chessboards are never made with "black" or "tinted veneers" species so that it does not rub off on my used light woods.
I avoid black and blue for example

I DO NOT ACCEPT ANY REFUNDS (because too much abuse)

ALL MY PIECES ARE UNIQUE BOTH IN THEIR MAKING AND IN THE CHOICE OF WOOD SPECIES I CHOOSE.

For shipments abroad and given the way in which packages are often mistreated during transport (shocks, vibrations, etc ...) the puzzles that are in wooden boxes will rather be sent in pretty organic cotton bags less fragile than wood.

For shipments in France, I pack to the maximum.
Overprotected and well-reinforced packaging.

Good visit to all
Helene

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 16, 2017

My name is Hélène, and despite a slight disability in my hands,
it is with pleasure that I present to you the achievements of my "shop" which are entirely made and cut by me.

I combine a passion for marquetry, a passion for "puzzles" and a passion for old strategy games, little known but which remain the ancestors of our chess and checkers games. I don't make my pawns and chess pieces

My creations are a reflection of my way of life, simple and natural and I complete my strategy games with pawns, either found, bought from pawn suppliers, or recovered from games that were going to be thrown.

I am in favor of recycling as much as possible in order to reduce the blow so that you can treat yourself.

All my marquetry trays are plated on a medium board in order to have a precise cutting finesse;
My work is thus of quality and modest while having fun;

My chessboards are never made with "black" or "tinted veneers" species so that it does not rub off on my used light woods.
I avoid black and blue for example

I DO NOT ACCEPT ANY REFUNDS (because too much abuse)

ALL MY PIECES ARE UNIQUE BOTH IN THEIR MAKING AND IN THE CHOICE OF WOOD SPECIES I CHOOSE.

For shipments abroad and given the way in which packages are often mistreated during transport (shocks, vibrations, etc ...) the puzzles that are in wooden boxes will rather be sent in pretty organic cotton bags less fragile than wood.

For shipments in France, I pack to the maximum.
Overprotected and well-reinforced packaging.

Good visit to all
Helene

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5 out of 5 stars
(26)
  • IAN on Mar 3, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    great service and quick delivery very intriguing puzzle, can't wait to get started

  • Joris on May 18, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    A nice wooden game board, not too big to be taken on a trip too!

  • Mag on Dec 20, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Magnificent! Thank you very much! I can't wait to offer it!

  • Fanny on Jan 14, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    package well received. the game is in perfect condition. I'll be able to play it. Thank you very much.

  • Judith on Jan 13, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Magnificent achievement!
    Order received quickly and very well packaged.
    A big thank you to Helene for her kindness and generosity

  • BAKKALIAN on Jan 1, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Magnificent chessboard! Very friendly saleswoman:)

  • MURIELLE on Dec 25, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great box, gift for my son who loves... It's a beautiful work! Well done!

  • françoise on Dec 17, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Gift for Christmas arrived super fast thanks to you.
    It is splendid I recommend this very serious seller and stronger friendly than happiness. Thank you.

  • françoise on Dec 17, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Superb game received and very quickly thank you to you.

  • Dolores on Nov 26, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Very fast shipping, quality product!

About ebeneblanc

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The meeting of marquetry and reflection

I discovered marquetry when I was a teenager, during an internship that my parents had offered me at a cabinetmaker in Versailles.

So I was able to train for a few days in this art of wood that I did not know and that is called "marquetry".

It was during this internship that I made my first two paintings; I will always remember that. It was Rodin's "Thinker" and a scene from a fable by La Fontaine: "The Fox and the Stork."

I then went several years without practicing, leaving something "dormant" that would surely wake up one day.

More than 10 years ago now, I met Mr. Pierre Quétier. He will become my mentor and, very quickly, will bring back to me everything that had fallen asleep somewhat. But a devastating cancer will prevail in less than a year and that's how I succeeded him, continuing to teach this art and this makes him thank for what he had transmitted to me. Since then I have not stopped nurturing this passion.

I evolved and one day I started cutting my own marquetry to make puzzles with quirky shapes.

I have always made checkers and chess boards, but now I also start creating boards of "very old games", mixing strategy and observation.

I love it because I can mix the wood species that I like to have game boards whose rendering is original and beautiful.

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