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*This item will not be shipped Internationally** Rare Indo-Portuguese contador table box, early 17th c., the carcass of teakwood applied with tortoise shell set on gold foil with intricate polychrome paintings of birds in trees showing through the shell panels, ebony moldings all around, inner drawers faced with tortoise shell over painted panels showing Portuguese subjects, fine silver hardware throughout with figural mask and lizard lock, silver stars and angel mask pulls, 6.25", 9.75"w, 7.5"d, 6.5lbs **Note: a similar example is known to exist in a Portuguese private collection in Oporto* *Provenance: From a private collection* Start Price: $9500.00

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227: INDO-PORTUGUESE TORTOISE SHELL & EBONY TABLE BOX

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000Feb 27, 2011
Austin, TX, USA