05 juillet 2011

A Flemish late 17th century pewter and ivory-inlaid and silvered mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and rosewood cabinet on stand

A Flemish late 17th century pewter and ivory-inlaid and silvered mounted tortoiseshell, ebony and rosewood cabinet on stand. Photo Bonhams the spreading top above a pair of cabinet doors mounted to each corner by a silvered plaque depicting a female bust flanked by monkeys and scrolling foliage, the fitted architectural interior with trompe l'oeil parquetry floor and mirrored back, flanked by twelve drawers, the two fluted columns hiding secret drawers, the doors inset with verre églomisé painted scenes, above a pull-out... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2010

A Portuguese 17th century pewter-inlaid rosewood cabinet on stand

A Portuguese 17th century pewter-inlaid rosewood cabinet on stand. photo Bonhams the stand later, the spreading hinged top opening to a compartment above five small drawers and two further long drawers centred by a door opening to reveal four small and two long drawers, on spirally turned feet joined by a stretcher, inlaid overall with animal scenes depicting the lion reigning on his kingdom, 108cm wide, 39.5cm deep, 150cm high (42.5" wide, 15.5" deep, 59" high). Sold for £7,200 Bonhams. Fine... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2009

Black Lacquer Lobed Box and Cover With Pewter Wire And Mother-Of-Pearl Inlay, Yuan Dynasty, 14th Century

Black Lacquer Lobed Box and Cover With Pewter Wire And Mother-Of-Pearl Inlay, Yuan Dynasty, 14th Century interior tray (3). height 6 1/4 in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 30,000—40,000 USD Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's