Absolutely spectacular & rare antique French Louis-Philippe to Napoleon III era Boulle 10" writer's box or inkstand, an exquisite array of brass, natural shell & colorful enamel inlay with figural Pan or Bacchus gilt ormolu feet & accenting! One of two fabulous old boulle pieces that we're listing this week, this one an inkstand or writer's piece with the original inkwell and sander inserts. Beautiful, wouldn't you say! Also unique is the extent of the brass overlay, nearly a veneer covering the entire serpentine shaped piece with ornate scrolling boulle inlays on the sides, in the convex pen tray and all in remarkable condition! Bacchus or Pan figures in the thick, heavy gilded bronze ormolu feet. Gilded trim around the top & bottom and elegant draped bronze tassel accents on the front & back. A stunning, museum quality piece and one of the finest that we've had in some time, don't miss it!
Very good condition. Some losses here and there and a few lifting spots but in overall fine shape, age considered. See pictures for measurements.
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