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Whimsical Cottage-form Faux Grained and Bone-accented Cigar Box

Auction:
2481
Lot:
632
Sold for:
$593$500

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2481
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 24, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Whimsical Cottage-form Faux Grained and Bone-accented Cigar Box, Central or Northern Europe, late 19th century, the square cottage with peaked roof with central bone chimney, accented with carved bone Gothic arch windows and a door to front, the front cornice with Vitruvian scroll and trefoil gingerbread trim, the sides with vertical bone strapwork, front set with two small barrel-form match wells, hinged lid opening to interior segmented for cigars, ht. 7, wd. to 7 1/4, dp. 8 in.
Estimate $300-400

some loss/lifting to grain painting at front "porch". losses to carved bone gingerbread trim. likely lacking decorative trim to corners of interior segmenting.

Keywords

Bone, Cigar box, Gingerbread

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