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Paint-decorated Parcheesi Board

Auction:
3080B
Lot:
64
Sold for:
$17,220$14,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3080B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Paint-decorated Parcheesi Board, America, late 19th century, precisely painted in six colors with stars at the corners and as the home square, and playing surface delineated in yellow, (shrinkage crack), 18 1/4 x 18 1/4 in.

Provenance: A private Massachusetts collection.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

There are minor specks of loss and some faint hints of very minor retouch, but the surface is overall in great condition. It has separation between the two boards of which it is made up, of about 1/8 of an inch.



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.

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Archival science, Collections care, Evidence law, Humanities, Museology, Paint, Provenance, Scientific method, Terminology, Yellow

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