• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 347

    A FLEMISH TARGET CROSSBOW; AND A CRANEQUIN

    THE FIRST LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY; THE SECOND 16TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A FLEMISH TARGET CROSSBOW; AND A CRANEQUIN
    THE FIRST LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY; THE SECOND 16TH CENTURY
    The crossbow with heavy steel bow struck with a mark and retained by large decorative iron brackets also carrying a large iron stirrup, walnut stock of characteristic type inlaid with pewter lines, small mother-of-pearl plaques and bone bolt channel, large pierced iron side-plates, and large moulded iron trigger; the cranequin struck with a mark on the top of the wheelcase and retaining an early cord loop, perhaps the original, and with turned wooden handle inlaid with a bone roundel
    The first 106 cm. (2)


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