NECESSARY CASSETTE OF TWO PAIRS OF GUNS by Alfred GAUVAIN
In oak, with figures on top of interlaced brass letters. Filled with green felt and marked in gold letters "GAUVAIN à Paris".
It contains on the upper tray :
A pair of State Officer's pistols type 1855. Superimposed and rifled damascus barrels, 17.6 mm caliber
Rear decks and round-bodied dogs. Cut iron trimmings. Set engraved with falling foliage rinceaux. Engraved on the barrels "FP GAUVAIN à PARIS".
Chopsticks mounted on stirrup on the left side.
Walnut stocks in selected fine checkered walnut, with silver monogrammed thumb pieces. Cap with a ring and a hinged flap lid engraved in sequence.
Complete with its original accessories and the key of the box (whose horn key ring is monogrammed in suite). Length of the barrels: 16.4 cm - Total length: 31.5 cm.
On the second register :
A pair of percussion pistols. Barrels with ribbon damascus sides, rifled. Caliber 17.2mm. Marked on the upper sides FP GAUVAIN in Paris.
Front plates with flat bodies, engraved with foliage. All iron trimmings cut and engraved en suite. Iron rod.
Varnished walnut stocks, engraved caps en suite with rings. Side against platinum, monogrammed silver shield.
Contains its cleaning accessories, a funnel-shaped test tube (compartment lids are missing).
Dimensions of the box: Height: 10.5 cm - Width: 46 cm - Depth: 25.5 cm.
Alfred GAUVAIN: Born in Paris in 1801, moved to 47 bd. Montparnasse around 1840, as Master Harquebusier and arms manufacturer.
Silver medal in 1844 at the Industrial Exhibition.
Gold medal in 1849 as the best harquebusier in France.
He distinguished himself on October 4, 1951 at the inauguration of the CRYSTAL PALACE by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
In 1867, Alexander II ordered a sumptuously decorated rifle from him.
Delevery information :
All items are sent by registered mail, insured.
Rates on request.
Delivery and installation possible.
4 800 €