• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 266

    AN OTTOMAN GILT-WOOD SMALL CHEST

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

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    AN OTTOMAN GILT-WOOD SMALL CHEST
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Of rectangular form with a hinged rounded lid, the interior with a number of drawers and compartments, the gilt, encaustic painted and engraved decoration with garlands and interlocking medallions around the sides, the top painted with a trophy between four medallions with stars, a radiating sun on each small side, each small side also with a brass handle, the interior of the lid with a gold cornucopia on blue ground with gold stars between two crescents and four spandrels inscribed with the name of God, the gilt decoration enhanced with stippling, the hinges a later replacement, areas of flaking and rubbing, the top partly repainted
    6¾ x 15¾ x 9½in. (16.3 x 39.8 x 24.2cm.)


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