11 septembre 2015

A handbag made of turtleshell, Bulgari, circa 1950s

A handbag made of turtleshell, Bulgari, circa 1950s © 2015 LIANG YI MUSEUM
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26 juin 2009

A turtleshell and brass boulle marquetry cartel clock, the dial signed by Isaac Thuret horloger du Roi Louis XIV, early 18th c.

A turtleshell and brass boulle marquetry cartel clock, the dial signed by Isaac Thuret horloger du Roi Louis XIV, early 18th century Estimate 80,000—120,000 GBP LITERATURE AND REFERENCES : Royal Clocks, Cedric Jagger, P.124-125French Clocks The World Over, Tardy, Vol. I, P.154 NOTE : The design of the case of this clock is generally attributed to André-Charles Boulle, (1642-1732), who was appointed cabinet maker to Louis XIV in 1672, (see fig.1.). Referred to by Tardy as a 'helmet' clock, it is also known as a... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2008

A mother-of-pearl, copper, stained horn inlaid brass and turtleshell contre-partie boulle marquetry bureau Mazarin, Louis XIV

A mother-of-pearl, copper, stained horn inlaid brass and turtleshell contre-partie boulle marquetry bureau Mazarin, Louis XIV, late 17th/early 18th Century The rectangular gilt-bronze banded top centred by a figure beneath a lambrequin amongst grotesques, sphinx and birds and monkeys in the manner of Bérain, the central kneehole with three-concave fronted drawers flanked on either side by three bow-fronted drawers, the sides similarly inlaid to top with a seated female musician, on eight 'S'-scroll legs joined by a shaped... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2008

An Italian ivory and turtleshell inlaid table cabinet, probably Neapolitan. mid 17th century

An Italian ivory and turtleshell inlaid table cabinet, probably Neapolitan. mid 17th century the concave-sided raised top with two mirrors and inlaid with roundels and ovoloes above a pair of doors inlaid with geometric motifs, the inside of the doors with an octagonal mirror enclosing an architectural interior with a central niche with a broken pediment flanked by two further niches and various drawers, on a platform base and bun feet, the whole with ripple-cut mouldings. 100cm. high, 110cm. wide, 45cn, deep; 3ft. 3in.,... [Lire la suite]