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Antique wooden bronze box Boulle

Antique wooden bronze box Boulle.

Lined with silk incide.

Circa 1750.




A shaped casket covered in boulle work of brass and red tortoiseshell, with gilt ormolu mounts and feet.

The pattern is in bold swirls forming floral designs and cusps typical of 18th century work. The brass is engraved to give dimension to the design. The top is built around a stage where a musician sits playing his instrument. A complex composition, opulent and at the same time whimsical.

The box is lined with silk.

Circa 1750.

Size: H7″ x W16.5″ x D13″ (17.8 x 42 x 33 cm)