Description: square, the inside of the cover and lid for backgammon (tric trac), including engraved architectural vignettes, putti with baskets of fruit and scrolling foliage, the covers formed as boards for chess/drafts and merels (Nine Men's Morris), similarly engraved on applied sheets with a cat, elephant, bear and other animals, an insect and humans in scrolling foliage, engraved lock plates, lock with spring release
Dimensions: 37.5cm., 14 3/4 in. wide
Condition Report: The sheet silver lifting very slightly in the centre of the chess board, a few dents, scratches and minor losses, probably some restorative staining to the wood, excellent colour of gilding, general condition of engraving very good
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Provenance: Sotheby's,Geneva, 12 November 1985, lot 192
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