Automata: Life & Other Illusions
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The Turk Chess-Player Automaton. Paris: Pierre Mayer, ca. 2010s. Hand-painted wooden automaton with exposed works. Modeled after Von Kempelen's famous eighteenth century chess-player automaton, and depicting the player raising and lowering a chess piece as the doors to the cabinet open and close – from one view, a man is seen inside the cabinet, but from the other he has disappeared. 11 ½ x 6 x 3 ½”. Signed by the maker.
The Turk Chess-Player Automaton
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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $900.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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