25 March 1999,
Price realised GBP 8,050
GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
A PAIR OF GERMAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND IVORY AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID KINGWOOD, FRUITWOOD AND MARQUETRY ENCOIGNURES
Of bowed shape, the moulded griotte marble-top above two quarter-veneered doors centred by a floral spray within a foliate scrolled reserve and enclosing a red velvet-lined interior with one shelf, flanked by festooned pilaster mounts and above a shaped apron with foliate mask and on short cabriole legs terminating in cartouche-shaped upswept foliate sabots, the underside of one marble stencilled in red paint 'G' within a circle and the number '162', one sabot missing, restorations, one with later lower board
30 in. (78 cm.) high; 27 in. (69 cm.) wide; 19 in. (50 cm.) deep (2)
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Sir Archibald Edmonstone 5th Bart, Duntreath Castle, Stirlingshire.
Thence by descent.
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