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Carved Bone Games Box

Auction:
2431
Lot:
233
Sold for:
$1,007$850

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Carved Bone Games Box, early 19th century, executed by a French prisoner of war in England, the oblong box with pierced domed hinged lid, the exterior with intaglio cut borders filled with red and black sealing wax, drilled overhanging scoreboard, sliding lid opens to reveal compartment containing thirty-six bone dominoes, dice, and scoring pegs, (minor wear), ht. 2 1/2, wd. 3 1/2, lg. 8 in.

Provenance: Clive Gomshall-Lloyd Collection of Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War Artifacts. The game box accompanied by the exhibition catalogue entitled The Lloyd Collection of Napoleonic Prisoner-of-War Artifacts, presented by John F. Rinaldi, exhibited June through September 1986 at the Kennebunkport Maritime Museum, Kennebunkport, Maine. The game box offered here is illustrated on p.18.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Scattered areas of sealing wax losses, small repair to crack on apron.

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United Kingdom, Clive Gomshall-Lloyd, Clive Gomshall-Lloyd Collection, John F. Rinaldi, Maine, Kennebunkport Maritime Museum, Kennebunkport, Gemstones, Jewellery, Sculpture, Seal

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