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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 157

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED PIETRA DURA PANELS

    PROBABLY FLORENCE, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED PIETRA DURA PANELS
    PROBABLY FLORENCE, 19TH CENTURY
    Each comprising various semi-precious stones and marble including lapis lazuli, giallo, cipollino, astracane dorato, alabastro, travertine di Tivoli and sabalgarh marble, within a bardiglio marble slab and a pounced moulded frame, and depicting a bird perched amongst fruit and foliage, fitted with ormolu hooks and a roundel for hanging
    20¼ in. x 14¼ in. (51.5 x 36.5 cm.) [without fittings] (2)


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 12 April 1996.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 130-209)