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Collection of Principessa Ismene Chigi Della Rovere. A Japanese gilt-metal-mounted domed lacquer coffer, the coffer 17th century, partly later japanned in Europe in the 19th century, the stand later. Estimate £3,000 – £5,000 ($4,524 – $7,540). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015

Decorated throughout with shaped panels, those to the lid and front decorated with birds in landscapes. The chest: 15 ¼ in. (39 cm.) high; 31 in. (79 cm.) wide; 12 ¾ in. (32 cm.) deep. The stand: 19 ½ in. (50 cm.) high

Christie’s. THE COLLECTIONS OF PRINCIPESSA ISMENE CHIGI DELLA ROVERE AND A NOBLE GENOESE FAMILY, 4 February 2015, London, South Kensington

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