07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00AMCalender
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Four Victorian Shell-covered Boxes

$563$475
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Four Victorian Shell-covered Boxes, late 19th century, comprising tortoiseshell covered rectangular wallet with scrolled metal cartouche to one side, lg. 5 1/2, rectangular cigar case with brass and silver metal inlays to front, monogrammed, lg. 5 1/2, and two cartouche-shaped coin purses, wd. 2 3/4 and 3 in.
Estimate $300-500

Oval box: several chips along the edge of the tortoise shell cover
Rectangular purse: leather framework well worn and interior satin heavily worn.
Shield-shaped: tortoiseshell with heavy surface wear and large patches of rust to metal frame.
Shield-shaped: with even surface wear.

Keywords

scrolled metal cartouche, silver metal