15 January 2003
This lot is offered without a reserve
A LOUIS XVI STRAWWORK (PAILLE) WORK BOX,
inlaid overall with vignettes of ruins, ships and trophies, the interior with mirrored lid and covered wells over hidden compartments
3¼in. (8.5cm.) high, 10½in. (27cm.) wide, 7½in. (19cm.) deep
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