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Franz Sandow (b. 1910)

Lot 113: ELLIOTT FRANZ SANDOW (American 1910-1976) A THIRTY-THREE PIECE VINTAGE AMERICAN CARVED WOOD CHESS SET, SIGNED, NUMBER 5, BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA, CIRCA 1950,

Simpson Galleries, LLC

May 17, 2015
Houston, TX, US

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ELLIOTT FRANZ SANDOW (American 1910-1976) A THIRTY-THREE PIECE VINTAGE AMERICAN CARVED WOOD CHESS SET, SIGNED, NUMBER 5, BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA, CIRCA 1950, comprising thirty two carved wood game pieces, the tallest, height: 5"; together with a traditional square game board composed of contrasting blond maple and brown walnut plaques, within a tapering edge and reversing to a five layer pine plywood base enclosing a rectangular blue ink hand drawn and written reserve, "Franz & Francheska Sandow / CHESS SET 5 / Big Sur, California," height: 19 3/8", width: 19 3/8". NOTE: Elliott Franz Sandow (a.k.a. Franz Sandow), was born in Hawaii, but in 1921 moved to Berkeley California. He attended the University of California and by 1940 is recorded to have been commissioned by the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration, to execute a bas relief frieze at the Orinda Water Treatment Plant. His work for the W.P.A. continued with similar bas reliefs for the Labor Temple and Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland. His oeuvre includes not only the sculpture from the Depression era and continued later, but also his highly accomplished modernist designs and illustrations. He exhibited at various galleries and is listed as a California artist. He died in Berkeley in June 1976. See AskArt.com for further biographical information.

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Buyer's Premium

24.5%

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$5,000 $9,999 $500
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**SIMPSON GALLERIES DOES NOT PROVIDE SHIPPING SERVICES OR SHIPPING QUOTES. WE CAN REFER SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS TO A NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL SHIPPER** ***PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN FIVE WORKING DAYS OF THE SALE. PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE IN CASH (In House Only) OR BY CASHIER'S CHECK, CREDIT CARD (Credit card payment accepted up to a maximum amount of $5,000) OR BANK WIRE TRANSFER. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL*** Simpson's has endeavored to catalogue and describe the property correctly; however, all property is sold "as is," and neither Simpson's nor its consignors will be responsible for the description, genuineness, provenance, or condition of the property. No statement contained in the catalogue, or made orally at the sale or elsewhere, shall be deemed to be such a warranty or representation or an assumption of liability. In regard to the works of art contained in the catalogue, Simpson's has endeavored to correctly describe and attribute authorship to the best knowledge and ability of its experts and through the use of outside experts; however, since authentication and/or attribution is a matter of scholarship and therefore subject to change, Simpson's does not make any express or implied warranties, guarantees, or representations with respect to these and strongly suggests that prior to bidding, the buyer avail himself of his own expert, appraiser, or authenticator and rely solely on his advice or judgment. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have absolute discretion either to determine the successful bidder, in which event his determination shall be final, or to re-offer and re-sell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, Simpson's sale record shall be conclusive as to who the purchaser was, the amount of the highest bid, and in all other matters. No properties purchased during auction may be removed prior to end of session. Defects are not necessarily noted in the catalogue. NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY DESCRIPTION CONTAINED IN THIS AUCTION. Any description of the items contained in this auction is for the sole purpose of identifying the items, and no description of items has been made part of the basis of the bargain or has created any express warranty that the goods would conform to any description made by the Auctioneer. All shipping charges will be borne by the successful bidder. Any risk of loss during shipment will be borne by the buyer following Auctioneer's delivery to the designated common carrier. Purchased property must be collected within 14 days following the auction. Property not collected within 14 days of the close of the auction will be subject to a storage fee equal to 1.5% of the hammer price per day. Property not collected within 60 days of the close of the auction will be considered abandoned and any monies paid to Simpson Galleries by the purchaser will be considered liquidated damages. A premium of 24.5% of the purchaser's bid will be added and is payable as part of the total price. Placing a bid will indicate full understanding of, and compliance with, the above conditions of sale. Principle auctioneer - Ray Simpson Lic. 6899.

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**SIMPSON GALLERIES, DOES NOT PROVIDE SHIPPING SERVICES OR SHIPPING QUOTES. WE CAN REFER SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS TO A NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL SHIPPER** Shipping may be secured through one of these two recomended shippers or your prefered shipper. The UPS Store 5868 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77057 (713) 334-8869 Email: [email protected] or ACTS Crating & Transportation Services (713) 869-2269 Email: [email protected]