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Lot 2: French boullework document box, attributed to Tahan
17 November 2016
West Columbia, SC, USALive Auction
French boullework document box, attributed to Tahan late 19th century, extraordinary ormolu-mounted, brass-inlaid shell-clad case, opening to pierce-carved coromandel and inlaid interior of slots, wells, secret compartments and velvet-lined writing surface; H12" W19" D16"
Provenance: Virginia private collection
Old repairs. Losses to velvet. Scratches and scuffs consistent with age and use.
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