07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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English Elephant-form Carved Hardwood Cellarette

$6,518$5,500
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

English Elephant-form Carved Hardwood Cellarette, early 19th century, the howdah enclosing a central well with removable insert, and front caparison with hinged door revealing fitted storage compartments, with ivory tusks, ht. 28 1/2, wd. 41, dp. 14 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Repaired break to right ear, age typical cracks, nicks, and chips, worming, ivory with some vertical shrinkage cracks and discoloration, one tusk possibly re-adhered.