2 December 1997
A PAIR OF RECTANGULAR PIETRA DURA PANELS OF ORIENTAL FIGURES
By Nicolo Merlini, Florentine, probably 18th century
The female figure inscribed on the reverse 'Fatta da Nicolo Merlini ... di S.A.R.'.
Damage to upper left corner of male figure's panel.
6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high, each (2)
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