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A NAPOLEON III TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY HUMIDOR
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A NAPOLEON III TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY HUMIDOR

BY TAHAN, MID 19TH CENTURY

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A NAPOLEON III TORTOISESHELL AND BRASS MARQUETRY HUMIDOR
BY TAHAN, MID 19TH CENTURY
The hinged serpentine-shaped lid and fallfront enclosing a fitted interior with three pierced tiers, the interior lockplate inscribed Tahan Ft and Rue de la Paix
17 cm. high x 29 cm. wide x 21 cm. deep
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Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €5,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €5,001 and €400,000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €400,001. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.

Lot Essay

Alphonse Tahan (1830 -1880, is recorded as the official eébéniste de l'Empereur or master cabinetmaker to Emperor Napoleon III. Tahan Fabricant was located at 30 Rue de La Paix from 1849 and subsequently from 1878 at Boulevard des Italiens. His work was exhibited at The London Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851 and the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1855, and on both occasions were awarded medals.

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