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Lot 1288: A PAIR OF FRENCH GILT-BRASS MOUNTED EBONY PREMIERE AND CONTRE PARTIE 'BOULLE' MARQUETRY CHESTS OF DRAWERS, CIRCA 1870 |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: with four long drawers
In good conserved condition. Lifting to the brass inlay in some areas. The tops with deep scratches. Small losses and replacements to Boulle marquetry. Typical movement to the ebony veneers, notably to the sides. The gilt-brass mouldings tarnished to the drawers fronts.
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Dimensions: each: 76.5cm. high, 62.5cm. wide, 44cm. deep; 2ft. 6in., 2ft. ½in., 1ft. 5¼in.
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