January 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 212: Empire Brass Mounted Morocco Leather Dressing Case(44 views)
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Empire Brass Mounted Morocco Leather Dressing Case
Early 19th century
The hinged stepped rectangular top centered by an outspread winged eagle within a bowtied ribbon laurel wreath and four oak leaf and acorn motifs and a repousse border of military trophies, scrolling acanthus leaves and flowerheads, the coved sides with acanthus leaves, the corners with plumed crowns, opening to a later silk lined interior, the inside lid apparently original, with a mirror and gilt-metal border with and blue mica-like frame, the corners mounted with bees, the case mounted at the sides with carrying handles. Height 5 1/2 inches (14 cm), width 20 1/2 inches (52 cm), depth 15 inches (38.2 cm).
By repute, a gift from Napoleon to Marie-Louise
C Property from the Collection of Bennett and Judie Weinstock
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