BOXES & CONTAINERS

by Louis Bofferding

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French 18th/19th century.  Cylinder box, circa 1800.  Straw marquetry, painted paper interior.  H: 6 1/2″ Dia: 3 3/4″. $6,500

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French 18th century.  Coffer, circa 1700.  Cut silk velvet with nailheads on wood, silk interior.  H: 12 1/2″ W: 15 1/2″  D: 10″.  Provenance:  Paul Jones (dealer), London.  $4,000

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French 19th centkury. Empire-period accordion dispatch case of Monsieur de Massilian, circa 1810.  Gold tooled leather, brass lock, silk interior, circa 1810.  12″ x 16 1/2″ x 3″. $5,000

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Japanese 18th century.  Writing box (suzuri-bako). Lacquered wood,gilt-brass water, ink stone, gilded ink stick. Provenance Pierre Le-Tan, Paris.  2” x 8 5/8” x 9 ½”  $8,750

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Japanese 19th century.  Pillow with drawer.  Lacquered wood, gilt-bronze drawer pull. 5” x 8 ½” x 4 ½”.  Provenance: Pierre Le-Tan, Paris.   $5,500

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Japanese 18th century.  Fan case with pivoting lid.  Lacquered wood, silk-brocade lining, brass fitting.  1 ½” x 12 ¾” x 1 3/8” Provenance: Pierre Le-Tan, Paris. $4,000

Japanese 18th century.  Medicine box (inrō), by Kajikawa Saku. Lacquered wood, silk cord, bronze fitting. 3 ¾” x 1 ¾” x 1”.  Provenance:  Pierre Le-Tan, Paris.  $6,000

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Japanese 19th century.  Incense game counter box (fuda-bako).  Lacquered wood. 3” x 2 ¾” x 2 1/8”.  Provenance:  Pierre Le-Tan, Paris.  $4,000

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Japanese early 18th century.  Incense box (kō-bako).  Lacquered wood. 1 ¾” x 3 ¾” x 4”. Provenance: Pierre Le-Tan, Paris.  $6,500

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Japanese 18th century.  Incense box set, (kō-bako) with three melon-form boxes (kōgō).  Lacquered wood, coral. 1 3/8” x 3 15/16 x 2 1/8”. Provenance: Pierre Le-Tan, Paris. $6,000

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Japanese 18th century.  Covered two-tier incense box (kō-ju-bako).  Lacquered wood. 2 1/8” x 2 5/8” x 2”. Provenance: Pierre Le-Tan, Paris.  $4,000

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Japanese 18th/19th century.  Incense box (kō-bo) in form of bound book.  Lacquered wood. ¾ “ x 2 ¾“ x 3 1/8“. Provenance: Pierre Le-Tan, Paris.  $3,750

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French 20th century, attributed to Jean-Michel Frank (1895-1941).  Box, circa 1930.  Straw marquetry, wood veneer interior.  H: 2″ W: 9 1/4″ D: 4 3/4″.  $3,500

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Cartier (London branch).  Standing desk calendar, 1938.  Leather with “Bee” signature tooled in gold, watered silk lining, original paper filler.  10 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  $1,000

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Hermes (Paris firm).  Cigarette box with match compartment, 1950s.  Leather, brass.  H: 2″ W: 5 1/2″ D: 3 1/4″.  $2,000

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

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Fortuny (Venice firm).  Pouch, circa 1950.  Printed cotton, yellow linen lining, metal buttons in form of old coins, circa 1950.  12″ x 9 1/4″.  $800

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Moroccan 20th century.  Purse, circa 1950.  Leather tooled in 22 carat-gold.  5″ x 7 3/4″.   $400

 

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