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Arthur "Espenet" Carpenter

Chess Table and Set

Arthur "Espenet" Carpenter

Arthur "Espenet" Carpenter

Chess Table and Set

Chess Table and Set

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Arthur "Espenet" Carpenter

Chess Table and Set


1969

comprising one table and 32 chess pieces

walnut, bird's eye maple, rosewood, bay

signed Espenet and numbered 6922

table: 20⅛ x 31 x 20 in. (51.1 x 78.7 x 50.8 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The wood surfaces have recently been sensitively reconditioned by a professional wood conservator to restore the beautiful original finish of the piece. The wood surfaces throughout present with scattered light scratches, minor abrasions and small indentations particularly concentrated to the edges as consistent with age and gentle use. The chess pieces are all in well-preserved condition with light wear consistent with gentle use. One pawn presents with a few shallow chips to the wood, possibly inherent to the wood selection and not visually distracting. The underside of each chess piece is applied with protective green felt.


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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Rago Auctions, Lambertville, New Jersey, June 9, 2013, lot 810
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Julie Hall, Tradition and Change: The New American Craftsman, New York, 1977, p. 52 (for the chess set)
Michael A. Stone, Contemporary American Woodworkers, Salt Lake City, 1986, p. 95 (for a related table)