23 juin 2009

An important ormolu-mounted ebonised Brazilian rosewood vitrine cabinet after a design by Edouard Lièvre, Paris, late 19th c.

An important ormolu-mounted ebonised Brazilian rosewood vitrine cabinet after a design by Edouard Lièvre, Paris, late 19th century the pagoda-form pediment centred by a carved lotus flower with blossom branches flanking the longevity Chinese symbol, above a pierced foliate arched section and a Chinese-type lion's mask within an arabesque surround, above a central vitrine, the interior fitted with two shelves, surrounded by open sections with stepped shelves, flanked to each side by stylised handles, the... [Lire la suite]