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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2740B Boston
July 19, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

Six Stamp Boxes

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2740B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 19, 2014 10:00AM


Six Stamp Boxes, early 20th century, three English sterling silver miniatures by various makers: a desk, lg. 2 1/4, coal scuttle, ht. 1 3/8, and wheelbarrow, lg. 2 3/4; German .800 silver miniature house, ht. 1 7/8, rectangular brass box with three compartments and micromosaic inlay decorated with flowers to hinged cover, lg. 3 5/8, and rectangular Japanese mixed-metal box decorated with a sailboat on a lake and with two interior compartments, lg. 2 3/4 in., approx. 4.3 total troy oz. weighable silver.
Estimate $300-500

All with age-typical wear. Desk with bent legs. Wheelbarrow with dent to wheel. Micromosaic with scattered minor loss to tesserae and tarnish to brass. Mixed-metal box with light surface abrasions and light tarnish to interior. Coal scuttle with metal fatigue around hinge.

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mixed-metal box