Decorative Arts Auction

June 20, 2016

LOT 115

Lot 115

English Polished Bone ‘Calvert’ Type Chess Set, 19th century

English Polished Bone ‘Calvert’ Type Chess Set, 19th century
Lot 115 Details
English Polished Bone ‘Calvert’ Type Chess Set, 19th century

one side stained red, the other left natural with robustly turned baluster form kings, queens, bishops and pawns, horse heads as knights and turrets with flagpoles as rooks
king height 3.5" — 9 cm.

Estimate $300-$400

Realised: $720
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Minor chips to three bishops miters. Filled chip to one white rook, repair to parapet of the other white rook.

LOT 115

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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