18 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A LOUIS XIV FAIENCE BLUE AND WHITE PORTABLE CLOSET
EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Of square form, the top with a circular aperture and one side with a sliding door with pierced handle to the top rim, the top with four radiating fronds to the corners on a scale-pattern ground, the sides with stylised foliage scrolls flanking a central waisted panel of scrolls and foliage and with swags of drapery suspending a bouquet, the lower-part and the sliding door surround with diaper-pattern, feet lacking, the sliding door extensively restored, crack beneath door and across the base, chipping and flaking to edges
15 in. (38 cm.) high from handle to base
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Acquired from Christopher Gibbs, 18 October 1976.