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Lot 348

A pair of French Prisoner-of-War straw-work card boxes, early 19th century, each with chevron...

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Lot 348

A pair of French Prisoner-of-War straw-work card boxes, early 19th century, each with chevron...

Price Realised: £338

Estimate: £120 - £180

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 348


A pair of French Prisoner-of-War straw-work card boxes, early 19th century, each with chevron and geometric patterns, divided interiors, one with a partial deck of cards, each with applied hand-written labels These 2 card cases were made by the French prisoners when confined in Winchester Barracks belonged to Aunt ?????, 10.5cm, 8cm square; together with a French Prisoner of War straw work triple lozenge box and cover, early 19th century, decorated with geometric and floral patterns, 4cm high, 21.5cm wide (3)

Provenance: Property from the estate of the late David Cornwell, best-known as the author John le Carré.

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