• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 326

    A LOUIS XIV BRASS-BOUND KINGWOOD STRONG BOX

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LOUIS XIV BRASS-BOUND KINGWOOD STRONG BOX
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Mounted overall with pierced lockplates and hinges, the hinged-front enclosing two drawers and two secret compartments (now lacking), the underside mounted with a Norman Adams label, some reveneering in rosewood
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) high; 14¼ in. (36 cm.) wide; 9 in. (23 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Acquired from Norman Adams Ltd., London.


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