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Fine French Napoleon framed ivory carving, 1870's

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Fine French Napoleon framed  ivory carving, 1870's
A fine commemorative ivory carving of Napoleon mounted in an ormulu,mother of pearl, and crushed velvet period frame, delicately carved, originaly enhanced with color, and in lovely condition, 1870's. Ivory measures 3"h. x 2.25"w., and the frame 10.5"h. x 7.25"w. From an old midwest collection formed by an American industrialist who once owned the Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como in Italy. The villa had been built in 1787 on the site of an early Franciscan monastery and had fallen into disrepair until restored in the early 1920's. Pleasing to your eye, this example has been well cared for and is destined for the finest collection.

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