18 March 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,250
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A LOUIS XIV BRASS-BOUND SOLID KINGWOOD STRONG BOX
EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Mounted overall with pierced scrolled lockplates and hinges, the rectangular hinged lid enclosing a hinged flap, the hinged-front enclosing two drawers beneath two secret compartments, the interior with a blank compartment and a lock for the hinged-front, the sides with carrying-handles, the underside with a paper label inscribed in ink '1 DRAWING ROOM'
10¼ in. (26 cm.) high; 17¼ in. (44 cm.) wide; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) deep
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A Louis XIV kingwood strongbox with similar pierced mounts and carrying handles was offered anonymously, Christie's, London, 4 June 1992, lot 131.
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