Description: rectangular form, the forty-nine mother-of-pearl panels engraved with birds and butterflies within foliage and flowers, wavy-edge borders and rococo style scrolling lock-plate, on four scrolling trefoil feet,
with key, later French control marks
Dimensions: 22.9cm., 9in. long
Condition Report: Only marked to interior rim with French control marks for 1820. The interior probably originally lined. Three of the mother-of-pearl plaques with damage, one of which has been restored/glued. Otherwise nice object in overall good condition.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
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HRH Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974)
Presented to The Tewkesbury Abbey Restoration Fund in 1938