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    Sale 5201

    Style & Spirit

    27 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 126

    A BRAZILIAN MAHOGANY WINE BOX

    LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BRAZILIAN MAHOGANY WINE BOX
    LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    With foliate bead and rope twist mouldings, with a hinged quarter veneered top enclosing an interior with supports for six bottles, inscribed in pencil underneath the top panel 'Vila Vieosa 8-6-1904', stamped to the underside within a cartouche,MARCENARIA BRAZILEIRA SOCIEDADE ANONYMA UNICA CASA E ANTICA FABRICA DE MOVEIS MUREIRA SANTOS RIO DE JANEIRO RUA DE S.CHRISTOVAO NO 129 DEPOSITO ESCRIPTORIO RUA DA CONSTITUICAO NO 3
    201/2in. (16.5cm.) high; 26¼in. (66.5cm.) wide; 21¼in. (54cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    The Vila Vieosa, in the Alentejo, South Portugal, was the home of the last king of Portugal.
    The Marcenaria Brazileira was a cooperative of skilled craftsmen which was responsible for some important state furnishing contracts at the end of the 19th century.