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    Sale 5904

    Christie's Interiors

    31 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 602

    A FRENCH PORCELAIN-MOUNTED ORMOLU CASKET

    BY ALPHONSE GIROUX, PARIS, MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH PORCELAIN-MOUNTED ORMOLU CASKET
    BY ALPHONSE GIROUX, PARIS, MID-19TH CENTURY
    The hinged lid surmounted by a reclining lady, engraved overall with scrolling foliate designs, inscribed to the interior 'Alph Giroux et Cie Paris'
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) high; 7½ in. (19 cm.) wide; 5½ in. (14 cm.) deep


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    The Maison Alphonse Giroux was established in 1799 by Francois-Simon-Alphonse Giroux (d. 1848), and specialised in the production and sale of small items of furniture and objects d'art. In 1838, the company was taken over by Giroux's two sons, Alphonse-Gustave (d. 1886) and André (d. 1874), who traded under the name of Giroux & Cie. In 1867 the business was taken over by Duvinage and Harrinckouk.

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