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Mid-Century Modern Espenet Chess Set

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Mid-Century Modern 1960s Espenet Chess Set. Minimalist 60's design mixed wood chess set, with the mixed wood board having smooth recesses carved into the ends. The pieces have green felt bottoms and are all carved from one piece of wood, with the exception of the knights. No markings. Bolinas, CA. June, 1968. {Approximate dimensions: Board 16 1/2 long x 16 1/4 wide x 1 inches thick. King 4 5/8 inches high.}. The Espenet studio has provided us with a photo of the shop log showing the original purchase, single owner. Provided by Tripp Carpenter, son of Arthur Espenet Carpenter II. Condition: Small marks to the playing surface, such as small white spots, and some residue. Similar miniscule white spots to one edge. The bottom of the board shows more white marks and minor wear. The pieces have minor wear to the felt bottoms.
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Mid-Century Modern Espenet Chess Set

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
Aug 10, 2019
Starting Price $4,000
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0140: Mid-Century Modern Espenet Chess Set

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Est. $8,000 - $12,000Starting Price $4,000
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Lot 0140 Details

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Mid-Century Modern 1960s Espenet Chess Set. Minimalist 60's design mixed wood chess set, with the mixed wood board having smooth recesses carved into the ends. The pieces have green felt bottoms and are all carved from one piece of wood, with the exception of the knights. No markings. Bolinas, CA. June, 1968. {Approximate dimensions: Board 16 1/2 long x 16 1/4 wide x 1 inches thick. King 4 5/8 inches high.}. The Espenet studio has provided us with a photo of the shop log showing the original purchase, single owner. Provided by Tripp Carpenter, son of Arthur Espenet Carpenter II. Condition: Small marks to the playing surface, such as small white spots, and some residue. Similar miniscule white spots to one edge. The bottom of the board shows more white marks and minor wear. The pieces have minor wear to the felt bottoms.

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