Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
October 9, 2015 04:00 PMCalender

French .800 Silver and Parcel-gilt Chess Set

Sell one like this
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850BLocation: BostonDate / Time: October 09, 2015 4:00PM


French .800 Silver and Parcel-gilt Chess Set, late 19th/early 20th century, bearing maker's mark "G Fres" possibly for Guillemin Frères, one side depicting parcel-gilt Christian players, the other parcel-gilt and bronzed Moorish players, ht. to 3 5/8; the chess board with lapis lazuli and marble playing surface framed by gilt-bronze mounts, with two frieze drawers enclosing a fitted interior, 20 3/8 x 20 3/8 in.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Scattered rubbed loss to raised areas of gilding, bronzed surfaces. Some players lacking felt to underside. Bases are weighted (cannot be weighed). Some players with pitting to bases, not affecting bust or face, particularly to Queens. Each King is 3 1/2 inches tall. Chess board with chipped losses to two corners (one very small area to a lapis corner, the other more noticeable loss to marble corner of same side). Scattered areas of loss to wood molding (some pieces present),minor nicks and abrasions to edge. Some lifting to bronze elements.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.