• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 255

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD OVAL BOX

    BY MAISON VERVELLE, PARIS, MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD OVAL BOX
    By Maison Vervelle, Paris, Mid-19th Century
    The panelled lid inlaid with brass initials AP. enclosing a floral material-lined plain interior and a lockplate inscribed Vervelle Paris
    10 cm. high x 27 cm. wide x 20 cm. deep


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    The firm of Maison Vervelle was established in 1804 and exhibited at the 1827 and 1844 Expositions and also at the 1855 Paris Exposition Universelle. They published the Bulletin du magasin des nouveautés in 1830. In 1856 the company was taken over by Audot.

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