A near pair of Napoleon III ormolu mounted etched ivory, mother-of-pearl, abalone and brass 'Boulle' marquetry ebony and ebonised bonheur du jours

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A near pair of Napoleon III ormolu mounted etched ivory, mother-of-pearl, abalone and brass 'Boulle' marquetry ebony and ebonised bonheur du jours

Sold for £ 13,750 (US$ 18,841) inc. premium

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20 Aug 2013, 12:30 BST

London, Knightsbridge

A near pair of Napoleon III ormolu mounted etched ivory, mother-of-pearl, abalone and brass 'Boulle' marquetry ebony and ebonised bonheur du jours
inlaid with scrolling foliage, flowers, fluted columns, drawn curtains, exotic birds and snakes, each with an open segmental pediment centred with a bust of flora, above a pair of panel mounted doors enclosing birds' eye maple lined interior with one shelf, over two short birds' eye maple lined drawers, flanked by foliate swagged and acanthus clasped volute scroll capitals, above one frieze drawer with a velour inset writing slide top, on fluted tapering legs, joined with a shaped X-stretcher surmounted to the centre by an urn, the larger: 83cm wide x 54cm deep x 169cm high, (32.5in wide x 21in deep x 66.5in high) (2)
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A near pair of Napoleon III ormolu mounted etched ivory, mother-of-pearl, abalone and brass 'Boulle' marquetry ebony and ebonised bonheur du jours
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