Brunk Auctions
Live Auction

Premier Auction - Session I

Fri, May 20, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 501

Indo-Persian Bone Inlaid and Marquetry Jewelry Box

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

18th/19th century, of rectangular form, exterior with inlaid decoration depicting figures and birds amongst trees, the front with a scene of a lion chasing a deer in a landscape, original wrought iron handles to sides, the drop down panel opening to a drawer fitted interior, 6-1/4 x 11 x 7-1/2 in.

Note: Medina letterhead note reads: "Paper and jewel box, Persian - 16th century, Minneapolis Museum Collection - unique of its kind in beauty, composition and execution"

Provenance: Medina Art Galleries Ltd., New York (with description on letterhead); Humber Family, North Carolina


losses throughout to inlaid decoration, age splits, scratching, chips to corners of box, hardware intact but lacking key, glue repair to front panel hinge, rusting to hardware, glue repairs to interior drawers, interior drawers possibly replaced