• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5916

    Christie's Interiors

    3 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 83

    A JAPANESE LACQUERED AND INLAID EBONY DESK SET AND A LETTER OPENER

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A JAPANESE LACQUERED AND INLAID EBONY DESK SET AND A LETTER OPENER
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Each finely decorated with mother of pearl, silver, gild, stained ivory, tortoise shell and coral inlay depicting various birds and insects amongst foliage and blossoming sprays
    The desk set, 9in. (23cm.) wide (2)


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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