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    Sale 5905

    Christie's Interiors

    7 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 86

    A FRENCH GILT METAL AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED SATINWOOD AND EBONISED DISPLAY CABINET

    CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH GILT METAL AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED SATINWOOD AND EBONISED DISPLAY CABINET
    CIRCA 1900
    71 in. (180 cm.) high; 30 in. (77 cm.) wide; 15 in. (38 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the vendor in 2008 under the Will of Dr. Joanna Richardson Dr. Richardson acquired the cabinet under the Will of Professor Enid Starkie, Irish literary critic and Professor of French at Oxford, known for her biographical works on French poets including Baudelaire, Rimbaud and Flaubert.
    By repute, acquired from a literary family in Paris, about whom she was writing.