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Lot 401
Two Chinese Jewelry Boxes with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
19th century, includes two Chinese wooden chests, the larger jewelry box of high quality rosewood which opens to reveal an upright standing mirror and six interior drawers, the smaller one has black finish, with mother-of-pearl inlay in bird and flower designs, an upright standing mirror and one drawer which is accessible from the outside, both boxes have decorative metal hardware.

8 x 10 x 12.5 in. (largest)

From the Personal Collection of the Late Israeli Film Actress Daliah Lavi ยท Blessed with beauty and bursting with talent, the multi-lingual Lavi was truly an international citizen during the 1960s when she worked alongside such luminaries as Peter O'Toole, David Niven, and Woody Allen. One of her more memorable roles was in the James Bond spoof Casino Royale (1967). She also had a hugely successful career as a singer in Europe.

In her personal life Ms. Lavi enjoyed a 40-year marriage, her four children, and numerous grandchildren. At the time of her passing, she was a resident of Asheville, North Carolina.

Larger box is missing a metal mount for pull (pull remains inside an interior drawer); side pulls are bent; spotting to mirror; dust and wear overall; smaller jewelry box has missing inlay on the top and sides; mirror frame will not stand on its own very securely; dust and wear overall.

$400 - 800