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    Sale 1983

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art And Ceramics

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 28

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU- AND SEVRES STYLE PORCELAIN-MOUNTED MAHOGANY JEWELLRY CASKET**

    RETAILED BY EDWARDS & RICHARDS, LONDON, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU- AND SEVRES STYLE PORCELAIN-MOUNTED MAHOGANY JEWELLRY CASKET**
    RETAILED BY EDWARDS & RICHARDS, LONDON, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Centred on the top and all four sides with turquoise-ground plaques painted with scènes gallantes, the hinged top opening to a blue velvet-lined interior, over a central fall-front opening to a pigeon hole and four drawers with ivory pulls, the angles headed with female terms, above a wavy apron set with a frieze drawer, on cabriole legs with scrolled sabots, the drawer edges stamped EDWARDS & ROBERTS
    38¾ in. (98.5 cm.) high; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) wide; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) deep


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LEONA M. HELMSLEY (LOTS 1-41)