6 July 2016,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 20,000
Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000
A ROYAL LOUIS XV ORMOLU MOUNTED GILT-TOOLED RED LEATHER COFFRET
BY L. LANSON, CIRCA 1745
Overall decorated with entwined foliage and fleur-de-lys borders, the domed hinged lid with crowned dolphins and crowned tower emblems to the corners, enclosing a green cut-velvet interior with removable compartment, with side handles, the underside with the maker's mark of a cockerel flanked by the letter 'L'.
11 ¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high; 15 in. (38 cm.) wide; 10 ¾ in. (27.5 cm.) deep
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The heraldic devices featured on this coffret are those of Louis, Dauphin of France (1729-1765) and the Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain (1726-1746), who became Dauphine upon her mariage to Louis in 1744.
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