A FRENCH LOUIS XIV STYLE RED MOROCCO LEATHER CASKET WITH COAT OF ARMS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A FRENCH LOUIS XIV STYLE RED MOROCCO LEATHER CASKET WITH COAT OF ARMS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A FRENCH LOUIS XIV STYLE RED MOROCCO LEATHER CASKET WITH COAT OF ARMS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A FRENCH LOUIS XIV STYLE RED MOROCCO LEATHER CASKET WITH COAT OF ARMS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
A FRENCH LOUIS XIV STYLE RED MOROCCO LEATHER CASKET WITH COAT OF ARMS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
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A FRENCH LOUIS XIV STYLE RED MOROCCO LEATHER CASKET WITH COAT OF ARMS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 USD

A FRENCH LOUIS XIV STYLE RED MOROCCO LEATHER CASKET WITH COAT OF ARMS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 USD

Lot Sold:750USD

Lot Details

Description

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A FRENCH LOUIS XIV STYLE RED MOROCCO LEATHER CASKET WITH COAT OF ARMS, LATE 19TH CENTURY


with slightly domed lid centered by the royal crown and fleurs de lys, the damask-lined interior with retailer’s paper label ‘Léon Gruel, Relieur d’Art/Objets et Livres Anciens/418 Rue St. Honoré/Paris’

height 9 ½ in.; width 23 ¾ in.; depth 17 ½ in.

24.1 cm; 60.3 cm; 44.5 cm

Condition Report

structure is in good condition with moderate wear to the leather surface and gilt detailing of the exterior of the trunk. Brass fittings are in good condition with surface patina, intrior of the box is in good condition with brocade fabric also in good condition. Interior bearing label "Leon Gruel, Relieur d'Art, Objets st Livres Ancient, 418, Rue St. Honore, Paris". Missing Key


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Christie's New York, 20 November 1982, lot 9

Catalogue Note

The Gruel firm of book dealers and bookbinders, founded in 1811, 'always had the highest reputation..for initiative in artistic matters, as well as for irreproachable execution in the detail of its many-sided achievements' (S. Prideaux, Bookbinders and their Craft). Leon Gruel (d. 1923) took over the firm in 1891

Mario Buatta: Prince of Interiors
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