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    Sale 2810

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    7 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 6

    A SOUTH GERMAN EBONY, IVORY, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND KINGWOOD GAMESBOARD

    POSSIBLY AUGSBURG, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SOUTH GERMAN EBONY, IVORY, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND KINGWOOD GAMESBOARD
    POSSIBLY AUGSBURG, 17TH CENTURY
    The chessboard engraved with animals, fable creatures and city-scapes, the ivory panels of the backgammon board engraved with grotesque style floral vases
    3.8 cm. high x 72 cm. wide x 42.5 cm. deep (opened)


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    An ebony gamesboard with Augsburg stamp, and virtually identical engraved designs to the ivory squares was sold at Christie's South Kensington, 6 June 2006, lot 238.

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