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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR (LOT 5)

A Spanish Ivory Inlaid walnut and parquetry casket, in the mudÉjar style
16th/17th century, Catalonia
Estimate
18,00022,000
LOT SOLD. 18,000 USD
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5

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR (LOT 5)

A Spanish Ivory Inlaid walnut and parquetry casket, in the mudÉjar style
16th/17th century, Catalonia
Estimate
18,00022,000
LOT SOLD. 18,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Spanish Ivory Inlaid walnut and parquetry casket, in the mudÉjar style
16th/17th century, Catalonia
rectangular top opening to reveal two compartments with hinged lids, the top, front, and sides inlaid with geometric motifs. 
height 9 3/4 in.; width 19 1/2 in.; depth 12in.
(25cm; 49.5cm; 30.5cm)
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Provenance

Sold, Sotheby's, London, November 1, 2005, lot 99

Literature

RELATED LITERATURE:
Rafael Domenech and Luis Perez Bueno, Antique Spanish Furniture, p. 50, fig. 31, illustrating a related Mudéjar casket.

Catalogue Note

The present casket is a fine example of the micromosaic furniture that flourished in Nasrid in Granada throughout the 16th and part of the 17th century.  The inlay is often made up of polygonal tessarae of bone, ivory and woods of contrasting color arranged in geometrical patterns. 

A closely related example is a 16th century chest attributed to Barcelona in the collection of the Hispanic Society of America, New York.  In both examples the inlaid geometrical designs are related to the cellulated patterns on the 15th century Mudéjar carpets.

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