Exceptional silver-mounted mother-of-pear box Late 17th- early 18th century

Exceptional silver-mounted mother-of-pearl and painted wood box. The silver-mounts with stylised lion's heads and foliages. The four corners of the top presenting bicephal eagles.

A sewing box with similar marquetry belongs to the LACMA museum of Los Angeles collections. (Collection Patricia Phelps de Cismeros. L.2006.13.7a-b)

A scriban and a pedestal table presenting the same inlay techniques and presenting the same type of hinges, belongs to the Palacio de Torre Tagle collection, in Lima, Peru. 

Bibliography : Gabriela Germana Roquez, "El mueble en el Peru en el Siglo XVIII : estilos, gustos y costumbres de la elite colonial." (cf illustrations)

Origin: Mexico or Peru

Period: late 17th-early 18th century

Dimensions : H : 6,7 in - W : 35,4 in - D : 18,9 in

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