• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-BRASS-INLAID TORTOISESHELL AND EBONISED 'BOULLE' PEDESTAL

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-BRASS-INLAID TORTOISESHELL AND EBONISED 'BOULLE' PEDESTAL
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Decorated overall with scrolled arabesques in première partie, the rectangular black marble top above a tapering pediment and body, cornered by bearded satyr masks, above a waisted spreading base, the back with 'Schloss Inventar Karlsruhe' and Baden sale paper labels
    31 in. (51.5 cm.) high; 17 in. (43 cm.) wide; 11½ in. (29 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    The Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden, Schloss Karlsruhe, by descent. Sotheby's, 'Die Sammlung der Markgrafen und Grossherzge von Baden', Baden-Baden, 5-21 October 1995, lot 1120 (DM12,000).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR (LOTS 35-52)