Lot 55

A FRENCH GILT-METAL MOUNTED TULIPWOOD REVOLVING SCENT BOTTLE HOLDER

Circa 1870

Estimate: £150 - £250
Hammer price: £320
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

The line inlaid quarter cut veneered top with flower-filled basket finial turning to open lobed sides containing gilt mounted green opaline glass scent bottles, label to the underside ‘Alphonse Giroux et Cie’, 19.5cm high


Condition report: 

General wear, tarnishing and light scuffs and scratches, very minor marks and a small veneer chip to the top. One mount missing from the side. 

The turning mechanism is not fully operational. One side door does not open fully. 

Later silk lining to the interior of the revolving sides, which is loose in some areas. 

Glass scent bottles are not examined closely. 

Label to the underside has been stuck on, possibly when re-baized to the underside. Label is worn. 


Provenance: Hylda and Lewis Gilbert, Sheldrake Place, London. 


Lewis Gilbert (d.2018), the celebrated film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his 007 James Bond movies and Alfie.

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