Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sarcophagus? Casket? Morbid lot.

The Sunday Sale
Sale 5277
Christie's, South Kensington
29 July 2007

Lot 0086: A Regency red leather sarcophagus-shaped table casket; with gilt-tooled anthemion decoration, enclosing a fitted interior, on later feet; 3½ in. (9 cm.) high; 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) wide; 4 in. (10.2 cm.) deep; together with a Victorian 'Lady's Companion' in the form of a leather bound volume, enclosing a fitted interior with thimble, tape-dispenser, scent bottle, mother-of-pearl button hole maker and other items, 4 inches (10.2 cm.) high overall.
Estimate: £300-500.

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