27 September 2000
A NAPOLEON III BRASS-INLAID THUYA AND KINGWOOD DECANTER BOX
Third Quarter 19th Century, signed Raimond the lid inset with brass plaque engraved MH
With overall brass-inlaid and tulipwood stringing, the double hinged rounded rectangular lid and serpentine front and hinged sides opening to a kingwood veneered interior with a two-tiered removable canterbury with etched glasses and four etched glass decanters, over a conforming outstepped base on block feet, the top with central strapwork surround brass inset plaque engraved MH, the interior with the engraved brass maker's label Fab De Canes A Liquers Fg St. Martin 59 Paris/Raimond
11in. (28cm.) high, 14in. (36cm.) wide, 10½in. (27cm.) deep
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The ebeniste L. Raimond established his workshop first at 59, Faubourg Saint-Martin from 1856 and then moved to 30, Boulevard de Sébastopol in 1866, where he specialized in such small tabletop neccessaries as the current lot.
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