A French late 19th century gilt metal mounted ebony and ebonised, stained tortoiseshell and brass 'Boulle' marquetry breakfront bookcase

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A French late 19th century gilt metal mounted ebony and ebonised, stained tortoiseshell and brass 'Boulle' marquetry breakfront bookcase

Sold for £ 17,500 (US$ 23,929) inc. premium

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19 Jun 2012, 12:30 BST

London, Knightsbridge

A French late 19th century gilt metal mounted ebony and ebonised, stained tortoiseshell and brass 'Boulle' marquetry breakfront bookcase
inlaid with scrolling foliage strapwork, acanthus leaves and flowerheads, the mounted egg-and-dart moulded cornice above a scrolling acanthus mounted frieze, over three glazed panelled doors enclosing a lined interior with seven shelves, the base comprising a rosette and flowerhead encrusted guilloche mount frieze, above three glazed panelled doors enclosing a lined interior with three shelves, the concave angles flanking the two central doors mounted with ribbon tied military trophies and floral trails, the panel inlaid sides mounted with four allegorical cherubs representing Music, Art and Architecture, Scholastic Studies or Medicine, and Astronomy, on a shaped plinth base, 200cm wide x 44cm deep x 239.5cm high, (78.5in wide x 17in deep x 94in high)
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A French late 19th century gilt metal mounted ebony and ebonised, stained tortoiseshell and brass 'Boulle' marquetry breakfront bookcase
A French late 19th century gilt metal mounted ebony and ebonised, stained tortoiseshell and brass 'Boulle' marquetry breakfront bookcase
A French late 19th century gilt metal mounted ebony and ebonised, stained tortoiseshell and brass 'Boulle' marquetry breakfront bookcase
A French late 19th century gilt metal mounted ebony and ebonised, stained tortoiseshell and brass 'Boulle' marquetry breakfront bookcase
A French late 19th century gilt metal mounted ebony and ebonised, stained tortoiseshell and brass 'Boulle' marquetry breakfront bookcase
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