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A French gilt-bronze mounted brass, tortoiseshell and ebony 'Boulle' marquetry cabinet, late 19th century

Lot Closed

May 17, 12:11 PM GMT

Estimate

50,000 - 80,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

A French gilt-bronze mounted brass, tortoiseshell and ebony 'Boulle' marquetry cabinet, late 19th century


in the Louis XIV manner, of breakfront form, the brèche violette marble top above a cupboard door with a pierced ribbon-tied cartouche with a seated figure of Urania, opening to reveal one adjustable shelf, the canted angles headed by winged female caryatids and terminating in lion-paws, on capped toupie feet

123cm. high, 171.5cm. wide, 51cm. deep; 4ft. 3/8 in., 5ft. 7 1/2 in., 1ft. 8 1/8 in.

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