29 September 1999
TWO CONTINENTAL SHADOW BOXES
One of Chinese gentlemen playing cards before a window with pagodas in a landscape, the other of an African taking tea in a bourgeois interior on a snowy day, the figures with nodding heads
11in. (29cm.) high, 14in. (36cm.) wide, 8in. (20.5cm.) deep (2)
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Please note this lot is being sold as Christie's stock.
Please note also that a pane of the glass case of one shadow box is broken and will be repaired at Christie's expense.
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class