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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 318

    A FRENCH EBONISED STRAW-WORK ('PAILLE') MIRROR

    LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH EBONISED STRAW-WORK ('PAILLE') MIRROR
    LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    With later bevelled plate, decorated with foliage and with a sun above and below the mirror, formerly with mottos now largely illegible, but one reading 'IN NOMINE JESU'
    19 in. (49 cm.) high; 15½ in. (40 cm.) wide


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    Popular since the mid-17th Century, straw-work objects such as boxes, games-boards and other accessories were fashionable objects sold by the marchands-merciers. From the second half of the 18th Century, marchands such as Delasson were selling and manufacturing not only small objects, but a whole range of furniture in coloured marqueterie de paille.

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