• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5686

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    9 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 307

    A WELSH FRUITWOOD STAYBUSK LOVE-TOKEN

    CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WELSH FRUITWOOD STAYBUSK LOVE-TOKEN
    CIRCA 1780
    The face carved with hearts and geometric chip carving, the back with the initials 'P.D.E.E.R.M.'
    13 in. (33 cm.) high


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    For a similar staybusk and a discussion on their use see Owen Evan-Thomas, Domestic Utensils of Wood, pl.51. fig.C

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