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Lot #195
DepartmentMiscellaneous
Sold For$19,000.00(hammer price)
 $22,800.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

NAPOLEONIC PRISONER-OF-WAR POLYCHROME STRAW WORK CABINET CONTAINING A MINIATURE BONE SHIP MODEL French/English, 19th Century
Cabinet with carved bone finials, feet, door latch and door knobs, and a brass carrying loop at top. Straw work in a multicolor herringbone and basketweave pattern. Doors open to reveal a secondary glass door that drops down for access to the ship model. Detailed model with three masts, rigging (possibly made from human hair), multiple gunports and red and black highlights. Raised from cabinet floor on a rectangular bone plinth. Cabinet's interior back and sides lined with mirror. Height 7.25. Width 7.25". Depth 3.75".
The Collection of Sam and Donna McDowell."

Condition

Some deterioration/discoloring of straw work. Loss of mirroring on interior panels. Model appears to be undamaged.

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