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A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted, cut brass and tortoiseshell-inlaid ebony, ebonised and satinwood 'Boulle' coffer
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A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted, cut brass and tortoiseshell-inlaid ebony, ebonised and satinwood 'Boulle' coffer

THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted, cut brass and tortoiseshell-inlaid ebony, ebonised and satinwood 'Boulle' coffer
Third quarter 19th century
The rectangular spreading hinged lid applied to the angles with scrolling foliate clasps, above a flowerhead-cast rim, the drop-front centred by a female mask, the sides with scrolling foliate handles, each angle with a cherub herm, on a wavy apron with scrolling foliate branches and paterae to the angles, with inlaid satinwood-lined interior
27 in. (69 cm.) high; 50 in. (127 cm.) wide; 31½ in. (80 cm.) deep
Provenance
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 27 May 1994, lot 30 (£25,300).
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