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    Sale 12029

    The Opulent Eye - 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art, Ceramics & Carpets

    7 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID CASKET

    BY AUGUSTE LEFÉBURE, PARIS, CIRCA 1860

    Price Realised  

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    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID CASKET
    BY AUGUSTE LEFÉBURE, PARIS, CIRCA 1860
    The hinged top inlaid with a geometric pattern with compartments and centred by a plaque inscribed 'Maria Vergara' the interior with a paper label 'AUGUSTE LEFÉBURE / MEDAILLE D'HONNEUR / EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE. / 1855 / PARIS'
    3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high; 17 ½ in. (44.5 cm.) wide; 13 in. (33 cm.) deep


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