CDR 104 Exquisite Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter inlaid with gold 1780 PALAIS ROYAL GOLD INLAY OBLONG

CDR 104 Exquisite Mother of Pearl Gaming Counter inlaid with gold 1780 PALAIS ROYAL GOLD INLAY OBLONG

5,000.00

This extremely rare inlayed piece is of the most exquisite quality mother of pearl. Hand carved circa 1780 by Palais Royal France for the French Court during the reign of the last King and Queen of France; Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette whose tragic end by guillotine in 1793 is well documented.

There is no way of knowing if indeed they were part of the Royal family’s personal possessions; we can only speculate due to the exceptional quality exhibited in these jewels.

The hand carved mother of pearl is of the highest quality and the inlayed gold is like no other that we have encountered.

On the one side is an exquisite design of a bird in a flowering tree, while to the other side is an intricate flower etched in beautiful detail.

Marie Antoinette’s pearl and diamond pendant recently sold at auction in Geneva for the staggering sum of $32 million US.

These pieces in the Ching Dynasty Collection certainly fall into the category of priceless works of art, of historical significance from a long-ago era of perfection.

Counter 6.2 cm x 1.8 cm

Valuation of this priceless piece is by direct application and to discuss bespoke setting designs.

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Certificate of Authenticity

Ching Dynasty Collection certifies this is a genuine Antique Gaming Counter.

Every piece in the Ching Dynasty Collection is certified as unique.

This exquisite hand carved gold inlay mother of pearl gaming counter circa 1780 was crafted at Palais Royal France.

Bevan James Holland

for the

Ching Dynasty Collection

Historical significance

Circa 1780

This delicately hand carved mother of pearl gaming counter inlayed exquisitely with gold, can claim historical significance predating the French Revolution, the storming of the Bastille of 1789 and the rise to power of Napoleon. {Emperor of French from 1804}

It may well have been used in the Royal court of the last King and Queen of France; Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette who were executed by guillotine in 1793.

As we gaze upon the beauty of this historic gaming counter, we could be forgiven if we took poetic licence to fantasize as to who may have held it in their hands over 200 years ago.

A truly priceless artefact.