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    Sale 7569

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    19 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 42

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-BRASS AND RED TORTOISESHELL-INLAID EBONY AND EBONISED 'BOULLE' UPRIGHT PIANO

    BY VAN-OVERBERGH, PARIS, MID-19TH CENTURY

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    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED CUT-BRASS AND RED TORTOISESHELL-INLAID EBONY AND EBONISED 'BOULLE' UPRIGHT PIANO
    BY VAN-OVERBERGH, PARIS, MID-19TH CENTURY
    Inlaid overall with arabesques and grotesques en première partie, the rounded rectangular hinged lid mounted to the underside with a medallion stamped VAN OVERBERG, INVENTEUR BREVETÉ/EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE AGRICULTURE-INDUSTRIE-BEAUX-ARTS/PARIS 1855, the front with a panelled frieze with two scrolled candle-holders, above a hinged key-board cover, inscribed to the underside Van-Overbergh, supported to each side by a putto caryatid with scroll foot, on a shaped base with gadrooned rim
    48 in. (122 cm.) high; 58½ in. (148.5 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (60 cm.)


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