• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 48

    A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-BRASS-INLAID TORTOISESHELL AND EBONISED 'BOULLE' CARD-TABLES

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-BRASS-INLAID TORTOISESHELL AND EBONISED 'BOULLE' CARD-TABLES
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Each decorated overall with scrolled arabesques, one in première partie and the other in contre partie, each with fold-over swivelling top with green-baize reverse concealing an interior fitted with a card-rack, the shaped frieze fronted by an Apollo-mask, on cabriole legs, each with 'Schloss Inventar Karlsruhe', Baden and crest paper-labels to the underside
    30¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 34¼ in. (87 cm.) wide; 17¼ in. (44 cm.) deep (2)


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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 1124 (DM15,600).


    Pre-Lot Text

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