• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5977

    Christie's Interiors

    20 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 277

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY INLAID COLLECTOR'S CABINET ON STAND

    THE CABINET LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE STAND LATER

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY INLAID COLLECTOR'S CABINET ON STAND
    THE CABINET LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE STAND LATER
    The boxwood and chevron strung hinged cover centred by a conch shell enclosing two trays of fitted divisions and shells and above a faux frieze drawer with ivory escutcheon and a real frieze drawer fitted with shells, the conch shell inlaid and strung cupboard doors enclosing four graduated drawers each displaying shells fitted within divisions, the sides with brass carrying handles, on a later stand
    35¼ in. (90 cm.) high; 24½ in. (62.3 cm.) wide; 16 in. (40.2 cm.) deep


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    Please note that this cabinet requires a CITES license for exportation outside the European Union and the purchaser will be required to identify each species for export: refer to condition report.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    The Country Seat sale, Sotheby's London, 4 June 1999


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this cabinet requires a CITES license for exportation outside the European Union and the purchaser will be required to identify each species for export.