Friday, September 5, 2008

Boulle Cabinet

marqueterie brass and ebony boulle cabinet
Sometimes Orient surprises you. During the long life of the Ottoman Empire a lot of artifacts and commodities were traded, looted, stolen, etc. You come to find an oriental piece and come across this one, which was traded in a 2007 auction in Istanbul.

This marqueterie brass and ebony enameled Boulle cabinet belonged to Hanover dynasty and is dated 1870's.

Dimensions: 128x82.5x38.5 cm.
Estimated value: $ 20,000

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