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Lot 1593
A fine Palais Royal gilt wirework sewing basket by Naquet & Cie
Sold for £3,995 (US$ 6,206) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine Palais Royal gilt wirework sewing basket by Naquet & Cie
The pierced ormolu basket of oval form with swing handle, the border set with twenty two teardrop form convex glazed panels containing sprays of paper flowers mounted on mother-of-pearl, on a graduated oval foot with green inset leather base, bearing a printed paper label 'Palais Royal No. 152, Naquet & Cie, Md8 de Nouveaules ... a Paris', the centre of the basket with a convex glazed panel filled with an extensive arrangement of cut paper flowers and leaves retaining their original vivid colour, lifting off to reveal a mirror to the reverse, over a squab and a removable tray containing a glass cylinder scent bottle, with gilt screw top, a pair of scissors with gilt mounts and mother-of-pearl arms carved with dogs to oval loops, a mother-of-pearl thimble with plain frieze within two gilt bands, a mother-of-pearl bodkin and a mother-of-pearl scallop end rectangular needlecase with gilt joint and enamel pansy, 19 x 16 x 16cm.

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