BOXES

by Louis Bofferding

Indo-Portuguese jewelry box, 18th-century.  Tortoiseshell, ivory, steel, calamander, ebony.  H: 8″ W: 11″ D: 8″.  Sold

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Japanese Art Deco box on matching stand, 1930s.  Eggshell lacquer inset with mother-of-pearl.  H: 3″ W: 6 3/4″ D: 5 1/2″ overall.  Sold

English rococo tea caddy (two interior compartments), circa 1750.  Shagreen, sterling silver, velvet interior.  H: 7 1/4″ W: 10 3/4″ D: 4 3/4″  Provenance: Pierre Le-Tan, Paris.  $6,500

Cylinder box, French circa 1800.  Straw marquetry, painted paper interior.  H: 6 1/2″ Dia: 3 3/4″. $6,500

French 18th-century shoe buckle in a 19th-century box.  Paste jewels set in sterling silver, gold-tooled leather, silk interior, brass fittings.  H: 2 1/2″ W: 5″ D: 3 1/2″ (closed).  Provenance:  Pierre Le-Tan, Paris.  $1,250

Attributed to Jean-Michel Frank, circa 1930.  Straw marquetry, wood veneer interior.  H: 2″ W: 9 1/4″ D: 4 3/4″.  $3,500

English Art Deco cigarette box, circa 1935.  Sterling silver, wood interior.  H: 2″ W: 4″ D: 3 1/2″  Provenance: Mr. & Mrs. Charles Foreman, Chicago (from their Frances Elkins decorated house by David Adler).  $2,000  Sold

Hermes cigarette box with match compartment, French 1950s.  Leather, brass.  H: 2″ W: 5 1/2″ D: 3 1/4″.  $2,000

Hermes suitcase, French 1940s.  Leather, brass, silk-lined compartments.  H: 18 1/2″ W: 32″ D: 9 1/2″.  $4,000

Chinese 19th-century box.  Painted parchment, brass fittings.  H: 11″ W: 26″ D: 16 1/2″.  Provenance:  Mrs. William (Deeda) Blair, Washington, D.C.  $4,500  Sold