Lot 7
  • 7

A PROBABLY GERMAN EAST-INDIAN EBONY AND MAPLE WOOD CASKET WITH SILVER MOUNTS, 17TH CENTURY | A probably German East-Indian ebony and maple wood casket with silver mounts, 17th century

35,000 - 45,000 EUR
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  • Haut. 21,5 cm, long. 42 cm, larg. 30 cm ; height 8 1/2 in., length 16 1/2 in., width 11 3/4 in.
rectangular shaped, opening by two doors, the interior with nine drawers, decorated with foliage, putti, mascarons, birds and a crowned monogram, the inside of the doors with Saint Michael slaying the dragon and Saint Martin sharing his coat


One foot needs to be refixed to the casket. The wood with scattered cracks, especially at sides hinged panels and inside drawers. Re tinted wood. Some screws have been replaced especially to the back. The silver mounts with scratches and pittings to the surface in places. Worn marks on the top. With 2 keys. In overall good condition. Under the base, an old hand-written label "Novita Casa Violon"? and another one, later, for transport "Classe 20 N) 63". Very elegant and rare cabinet.
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Catalogue Note

The monogram GSV stamped with a prince's crown from the Holy Roman Empire indicates that this box was most probably made for a Prince from the House of Salm-Vianden or Salm-Vosges.