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    Sale 5745

    The Country House Sale: Pomfret House and Tetworth Hall

    5 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 166

    A FRENCH BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD DRESSING BOX

    BY MAISON ALPHONSE GIROUX, CIRCA 1830, THE MOUNTS MARK OF JULES COQUELIN, PARIS

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    A FRENCH BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD DRESSING BOX
    BY MAISON ALPHONSE GIROUX, CIRCA 1830, THE MOUNTS MARK OF JULES COQUELIN, PARIS
    The hinged top with brass plaque inscribed 'E.D.', the fitted interior with various French silver-mounted glass containers, brushes and ivory- handled implements, inscribed to the lock plate 'Alph Giroux a Paris'
    5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) high; 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) deep


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    The Maison Alphonse Giroux was established in 1799 by François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux at 7 rue du Coq-Saint-Honoré, in Paris. In 1838, the expanded business operated under the name of Giroux & Cie., frequently winning medals at the Exposition des produits de l'industrie Française. Between 1855 and 1857, Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie commissioned a large amount of pieces from Giroux & Cie, among which a small desk, candelabra, mantel clocks, vases as well as chiffoniers. In 1857, the business relocated to 43 boulevard des Capucines, where it remained until 1867, when the firm was taken over by Duvinage and Harinckouk.

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