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    Sale 5906

    Christie's Interiors

    21 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 10

    A GERMAN MARQUETRY INLAID WOOD WORK BOX

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN MARQUETRY INLAID WOOD WORK BOX
    18TH CENTURY
    Decorated with hunting scenes and foliate devices, a courting couple in the centre of the domed cover, restoration and reveneering
    15 in. (38 cm.) wide


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    By repute inherited by present owner's wife from her father who had been given it by Count de Bendern, who was believed to have been the illegitimate son Edward VII and an Italian princess. Count de Bendern was a close friend of Winston Churchill and in 1900 was given Royal ascent.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage