Lot 203. Empire-Papiermâché-Prunkkassette

Starting price: € 3 500
Auction date: 21.02.2018   12:00 UTC +01:00
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ID 34852
Lot 203 | Empire-Papiermâché-Prunkkassette
Empire Papiermâché-pomp cassette, Paris, 1800
12 x 45 x 32 cm
Removable case with many lid compartments and Secret drawers. Central is a small box with a cushion that can be removed and then a further secret drawers. The top lid has a flap with a mirror, behind there is a compartment for stationery. The fine and antique décor of acanthus leaves on the oblique profile of the lid on the one hand, and an elegant frieze of Füllhörnern on the box is on the other hand, worked in embossed gold paper. Traces of age. On the lid is a glass inset with a Gouache: a Background of clouds behind ceived a cylindrical fire pit on an elliptical, getreppten Socket a gallant Few, a flowers are grouped stray woman, and the God Chronos. Two pigeons and two Putti, located to the side and behind the burning flame. The God from the ancient mythology, stands for the time, and thus inevitably also to the transience. The presentation could perceive, therefore, for the impermanence of love or life, call the life and use.
Magnificent and very finely crafted cartridge in an authentic state of preservation.

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