J C VICKERY, LONDON Asprey Boulle Clock Stationery Box & Desk Set
Stunning Antique Boulle Desk Set comprising a stationery box, clock, pen stand with inkwell, two candle sticks and two standing picture frames. The candlesticks are labelled: Asprey & Co London One of the picture frames is labelled on the stand:... Read More
Stunning Antique Boulle Desk Set comprising a stationery box, clock, pen stand with inkwell, two candle sticks and two standing picture frames.
The candlesticks are labelled: Asprey & Co London One of the picture frames is labelled on the stand: J. C. Vickery Regent street.Dimensions:
Clock: H11 x W8.5 x D4.5
Stationery Box: H8 x W11 x D6.5
Candle Sticks: H8.5 x W4 x D4
Picture frames: H6.5 x W5.5 x D3
Inkwell: H6 x W10.25 x D10.25
The “Boulle” name comes from the famous André-Charles Boulle who was made famous for veneering furniture with marquetry of tortoiseshell, brass and pewter. Although he did not invent the technique, Boulle mastered the art of this complex marquetry and lent his name to its common name: boulle work. Boulle also specialised in floral marquetry in both stained and naturally coloured woods. Many of his designs are illustrated in a book of engravings published around 1720.
Important information below.
If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office . Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.
ASPREY (worked from 1847)
J C VICKERY, LONDON (worked c.1899-c.1921)
CHARLES & GEORGE ASPREY, LONDON (worked 1891-1909)
ASPREY & CO LTD, LONDON (worked from c.1908)