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Lot #92 - Rare Museum Quality Napoleonic Straw Work Writing Compendium, early 19th Century

  • Auction House:
    Aalders Auctions
  • Sale Name:
    Session I - Traditional Antiques & Jewellery
  • Sale Date:
    11 Mar 2023 ~ 10.30am (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    92
  • Lot Description:
    Rare Museum Quality Napoleonic Straw Work Writing Compendium, early 19th Century
    in the form of a bureau, with a hinged curved top opening to compartments, above a lower roll top and slide, set with fitted drawers above a series of lower drawers behind a fall front, the body highly decorated with geometric motifs, set with central centurion figure and carved ivory handles, 41cm x 35.5cm x 26cm Catalogue Note: This appears to be a commercially made box. Many of these boxes are Napoleonic 'Prisoners of War' boxes, as these prisoners created such straw work enabling them to trade or barter for other necessities.
  • References:
    Antique Boxes: Inside and Out, colour plate 652
  • Estimate:
    A$5,000 - 7,000
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Precious Objects

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