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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 143

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED PIETRA DURA PLAQUES

    LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FLORENCE, THE FRAMES CIRCA 1820-40

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    A PAIR OF ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED PIETRA DURA PLAQUES
    LATE 17TH/18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY FLORENCE, THE FRAMES CIRCA 1820-40
    Each rectangular scene inlaid with various hard stones and mother-of-pearl on a black background depicting a flowering vase, within an ormolu acanthus-cast frame, the reverse with handwritten label inscribed 'No 12' and 'No 17'
    15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high; 11 ½ in. (29 cm.) deep


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