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Antique Boulle Double Inkwell, Figural Bronze Inkstand

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Antique Boulle Double Inkwell, Figural Bronze Inkstand












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Absolutely spectacular & rare antique French Louis-Philippe to Napoleon III era Boulle 13" writer's box or inkstand, an exquisite array of brass & shell inlay with figural gilt ormolu feet & accenting! One of two that we're listing this week, this one the larger, and likely older, of the two. Beautiful, wouldn't you say! Elegant serpentine shaping to the sides, heavy bronze figures as the feet and centerpieces on the front & back! Ornate scrolling boulle inlays on the sides, in the convex pen tray and all in remarkable condition! Heavy gilded trim around the top & bottom, the original covers over the wells and huge, thick & heavy glass inkwells inside! A unique addition is a shallow stationery drawer in the base, so small it's nearly hidden. A stunning, museum quality piece and one of the finest that we've had in some time, don't miss it!



Very good condition! Anyone familiar with boulle inlay will know that this piece is truly in exceptionally preserved condition. Two sections of the brass inlay are missing from the front, one on each side so the loss is at least symmetrical :). A few raised brass sections on the sides with small tacks/pins holding a few. The inkwell covers, glass or crystal inserts and bronze casings are all intact and in great shape. BTW, while people often believe these are made with tortoise shell, there is heated debate over that issue and most will tell you these boulle 'tortie' boxes are faux tortoise shell made with a casein or cassein resin-like material whose base is the proteins drawn from milk. We believe this is casein boulle. See pictures for measurements.



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