• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5920

    Christie's Interiors

    15 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 59

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN PIETRA DURA PORTRAIT RELIEF PLAQUES

    POSSIBLY 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY LOUIS XVI AND MARIE-THÉRÈSE

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN PIETRA DURA PORTRAIT RELIEF PLAQUES
    POSSIBLY 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY LOUIS XVI AND MARIE-THÉRÈSE
    Each in a giltwood frame with indistinct inscriptions to the reverse
    7 in. (18 cm.) high (2)


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    Saleroom Notice

    We now believe the panels depict Louis XIV and his consort Marie Theresa and date to the early 18th Century