Lot 2: French boullework document box, attributed to Tahan
November 17, 2016
West Columbia, SC, USALive Auction
French boullework document box, attributed to Tahan late 19th century, extraordinary ormolu-mounted, brass-inlaid shell-clad case, opening to pierce-carved coromandel and inlaid interior of slots, wells, secret compartments and velvet-lined writing surface; H12" W19" D16"
Provenance: Virginia private collection
Old repairs. Losses to velvet. Scratches and scuffs consistent with age and use.
*** Notice to bidders: The absence of a condition report does not imply that an object is free of defects or restoration. Condition reports are prepared by request on a 'first come, first served' basis. For more information please read paragraph #9 of Terms and Condition of Sale.