A large early 19th century mother of pearl, brass and pewter inlaid red tortoiseshell Boulle marquetry box possibly by Louis Le Gaigneur
Lot 144Y
A large early 19th century mother of pearl, brass and pewter inlaid red tortoiseshell Boulle marquetry box possibly by Louis Le Gaigneur
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,723) inc. premium
Lot Details
A large early 19th century mother of pearl, brass and pewter inlaid red tortoiseshell Boulle marquetry box
possibly by Louis Le Gaigneur
opening with a front drawer, the top centred by a cartouche depicting a biblical scene, decorated overall with a geometrical composition of arabesques, raised on a later English stand

Footnotes

  • Louis le Gaigneur was active in the first quarter of the 19th century, he was one of the most distinguished practitioners of Boulle. Established in London, his business was known as The Buhl Manufactory. A pair of writing tables by Le Gaigneur are in the Royal Collection and another can be seen at the Wallace Collection.

    Literature:
    P.Hugues, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of Furniture, 1996.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the measurements are: Height 19cm, Depth 52cm, Width 62.5cm
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