A FRENCH ORMOLU AND HARDSTONE-MOUNTED EBONY PARQUETRY CASKET
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND HARDSTONE-MOUNTED EBONY PARQUETRY CASKET
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A FRENCH ORMOLU AND HARDSTONE-MOUNTED EBONY PARQUETRY CASKET

ATTRIBUTED TO MAISON ALPHONSE GIROUX ET CIE, PARIS, CIRCA 1860

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A FRENCH ORMOLU AND HARDSTONE-MOUNTED EBONY PARQUETRY CASKET
ATTRIBUTED TO MAISON ALPHONSE GIROUX ET CIE, PARIS, CIRCA 1860
Mounted overall with hardstone cabochons on a cube parquetry ground, the central orange agate stone concealing a lock and opening to reveal a tulipwood and ebony star and cube parquetry veneered interior
7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high; 15 ½ in. (39.5 cm.) wide; 11 in. (28 cm.) deep
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
This lot will be removed to Christie’s Park Royal. Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite. Our removal and storage of the lot is subject to the terms and conditions of storage which can be found at Christies.com/storage and our fees for storage are set out in the table below - these will apply whether the lot remains with Christie’s or is removed elsewhere. Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Christie’s Park Royal. All collections from Christie’s Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only. Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com. If the lot remains at Christie’s it will be available for collection on any working day 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Lots are not available for collection at weekends.

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An identical casket with lockplate engraved 'Alph. Giroux et Cie. Paris' sold Christie’s, London, 20 September 2012, lot 2 (£16,250). The Maison Alphonse Giroux specialised in the production and sale of small items of furniture, as well as 'objets d'art, de fantaisie et de papeterie'.

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