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    Sale 2782

    LIECHTENSTEIN: Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein.

    1 April 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 42

    AN ITALIAN PRESSED AND ENGRAVED LEATHER-LINED WRITING CASKET

    16TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    AN ITALIAN PRESSED AND ENGRAVED LEATHER-LINED WRITING CASKET
    16TH CENTURY
    The lid decorated with mythological scenes, the front and sides decorated with grotesque friezes, one side with a drawer, the interior divided into various compartments for inkwells and writing equipment, the lid painted with inventory number J.427 and oval paper label inscribed 482
    15 cm. high x 37.5 cm. wide x 28 cm. deep


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    Provenance

    Acquired in 1883 by Prince Johannes II of Liechtenstein.
    Vienna, 1883.
    Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1944.