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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 135

    A FRENCH GILT-METAL MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL AND SIMULATED MULBERRY BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A LOUIS XVI AND MARIE ANTOINETTE COMMEMORATIVE PRINT

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH GILT-METAL MOUNTED TORTOISESHELL AND SIMULATED MULBERRY BONBONNIÈRE SET WITH A LOUIS XVI AND MARIE ANTOINETTE COMMEMORATIVE PRINT
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Together with a gold-mounted ivory bonbonnière, the lid centred with 'L' in flowerbuds, bordered by gold script interspersed with cartouches containing 'M' on blue ground, the interior lined with tortoiseshell; and two carton bouille bonbonnières, the lids centred with scenes and inscriptions of love suspended in glass; and a tortoiseshell and glass bonbonnière, the glazed lid with cut steel bezel
    From 3¼ in. (8.1 cm.) diam. to 2½ in. (6.3 cm.) diam. (5)


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