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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 848

    A NAPOLEON III TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY HUMIDOR

    BY TAHAN, MID 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NAPOLEON III TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY HUMIDOR
    BY TAHAN, MID 19TH CENTURY
    The hinged serpentine-shaped lid and fallfront enclosing a fitted interior with three pierced tiers, the interior lockplate inscribed Tahan Ft and Rue de la Paix
    17 cm. high x 29 cm. wide x 21 cm. deep


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    Alphonse Tahan (1830 -1880, is recorded as the official eébéniste de l'Empereur or master cabinetmaker to Emperor Napoleon III. Tahan Fabricant was located at 30 Rue de La Paix from 1849 and subsequently from 1878 at Boulevard des Italiens. His work was exhibited at The London Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851 and the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1855, and on both occasions were awarded medals.

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