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Large Standing Abacus with Ten Sets of Counting Beads

Auction:
3121M
Lot:
228
Sold for:
$492$400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Large Standing Abacus with Ten Sets of Counting Beads, late 19th century, shaped uprights and beaded crosspieces surrounding ten registers of ten distinctly painted balls which slide on heavy gauge iron wire, all on trestle feet, ht. 29, wd. 22 1/2 in.
The Collection of Gail & Don Piatt
Estimate $300-500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Don Piatt, Abacus, ATLAS-I, Bead, Beadwork, Culture, Mathematics, Visual arts, Wire

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