22 mars 2009

A Rare Ottoman Yildiz Palace-ware mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden scribe's box, period of Abdülhamid II, circa 1900

A Rare Ottoman Yildiz Palace-ware mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden scribe's box, period of Abdülhamid II, circa 1900 of rectangular form with a sloping hinged lid, the top surface and sides decorated with fleshy mother-of-pearl inlaid interlacing vegetal motifs, comprising palmettes and split-palmettes, the borders with micro-mosaic stained-wood inlay in chevron and parquetry designs, the interior lined with purple velvet. 61 by 40.5cm. Estimate 15,000—20,000 GBP NOTE: The Yildiz Palace in Istanbul, the main residence of... [Lire la suite]