• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 45

    A WILLIAM AND MARY OYSTER-VENEERED WALNUT AND FLORAL-MARQUETRY BOX

    LATE 17TH CENTURY

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    A WILLIAM AND MARY OYSTER-VENEERED WALNUT AND FLORAL-MARQUETRY BOX
    LATE 17TH CENTURY
    Crossbanded overall in fruitwood, the moulded rectangular hinged top with central oval panel of a tulip flanked by birds and with green-stained ivory leaves, above a plain frieze enclosing a fitted interior with original block-printed blue paper lining, with divisions to the left side, on a moulded spreading plinth, with Norman Adams label
    5 in. (12.5 cm.) high; 21 in. (53 cm.) wide; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) deep


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    The reputed association with William and Mary is presumably inspired by the unusual marquetry of a tulip.

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    Provenance

    Reputedly a gift from William (1650-1702) and Mary (1662-1694).
    Acquired from Norman Adams, London.
    50 Years of Collecting: Decorative Arts of Georgian England, Christie's London, 14 May 2003, lot 146.


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