17 juillet 2010

Nardi Tortoise Shell Multistone Hand Brooch. Italy, 1970s

Nardi Tortoise Shell Multistone Hand Brooch. Italy, 1970s. photo by Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd An 18 karat yellow gold, tortoise shell, and multi colored stone hand brooch by Nardi. height: 7.62 cm (3 in.). Price $6,750 Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd, 818 Madison Avenue, New York NY, 10065. Phone: 212-794-9100 - E-Mail: onlinesales@cdbltd.com
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11 décembre 2009

Rijksmuseum Purchases Most Expensive Furniture Ever : André-Charles Boulle, "Marriage Coffers with ‘Boulle’ Marquetry, 1688

AMSTERDAM.- The Rijksmuseum has acquired two spectacular marriage coffers on stands made by the famous cabinet-maker André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732). They are decorated with so-called ‘Boulle’ marquetry of tortoiseshell and brass. These coffers were not made as useful items of furniture, but as works of art proclaiming the style of the court of Louis XIV at Versailles. Boulle probably supplied them in 1688 to a cousin of the Sun King, the Prince de Condé, who gave them as a wedding present to his daughter, Marie-Thérèse. The marriage... [Lire la suite]