5 July 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN
A PAIR OF NORTH EUROPEAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD AND MARQUETRY ENCOIGNURES
LATE 18TH CENTURY
Each with a curved door inlaid with a musical and martial trophy between foliage angles, above a shaped apron, on foliate sabots, the back of one inscribed in pencil 'Back ball Room', the other inscribed 'Front Ball Room' and in chalk '615 JS NO KEY', with Christie's Clore sale label, lacking marble tops
30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide; 10¾ in. (27.5 cm.) deep (2)
G. A. F. Cavendish-Bentinck, Esq., 1891.
The late Sir Charles Clore, Christie's, Monaco, 6 December 1985, lot 40 (FF. 75,000).
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