• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 191

    A Dutch colonial silver-mounted ebony and amboyna travel writing-box

    BATAVIA, LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Dutch colonial silver-mounted ebony and amboyna travel writing-box
    BATAVIA, LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    Decorated overall with gadrooned mouldings, the hinged slope enclosing a fitted interior with three drawers and three open compartments, above a long drawer, with carrying handles to the sides
    20 cm. high x 46 cm. wide x 26 cm. deep


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    The base of the miniature bureau bookcase in the Rijksmuseum (see note to the previous lot) bears a striking resemblence to the present box. It is likely that the Rijksmuseum bookcase, lot 190 and the present lot were executed in the same Chinese workshop in Batavia.

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