Lot 1402
  • 1402

CHARLES II SATIN, VELVET, AND SEED PEARL NEEDLEWORK CASKET, CIRCA 1660 |

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 USD
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Description

  • Height 11 3/4 in. by Width 11 in. by Depth 7 1/2 in.
depicting scenes from the Book of Esther and pastoral scenes with animals, flowers and insects; worked in polychrome silk and metallic threads on white satin and decorated with seed pearls, the front with figures in raised work with painted wooden faces (restored); the back in satin and laid work; the casket with two doors and a hinged lid opening to reveal an arrangement of drawers and compartments with secret drawers and a later arrangement of mirror panels, lined in pink silk; the sides with later brass carrying handles and raised on brass bun feet; with a protective Perspex case

Provenance

Philip Budrose, Marblehead, Massachusetts

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Catalogue Note

A similar casket depicting the story of Esther and King Ahasuerus was in the celebrated Percival D. Griffiths Collection, illustrated in Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, 2nd Edition (London 1954), Vol.I, Fig. 22, p.108.
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