[NUMBER 307] 307 IMPORTANT ECRITOIRE OF REPOUSSE DINANDERIE, SILVERED AND PARTLY GILDED AUGSBURG, 16TH CENTURY Rectangular in form, the cover dexterously enriched with a rep-resentation of the Triumphal Entry of Don Juan d’Austria, after the battle of Lepanto. Composed of richly armed horsemen and finely caparisoned chargers, soldiers in armour and a background of Spanish architecture, with the outline of men-of-war beyond. The four aprons with arabesques composed of festoons with suspen-sion lamps, conventionalized armour parts, strap arabesques, etc., executed in relief on a dotted ground. The interior with legend in German. Lined with rose-colored velvet. No interior fittings. Height, 7 incites; length, 231/4 inches; depth, 16 inches Although attributed to an Italian hand, presumably by the same craftsman as plaques of similar workmanship reproduced in « La Collection Spitzer », Paris, 1891, vol. 3, p. 46, Nos. 11 and 14; ecritoire, p. 44, No. 7; and colored plate 3. From the Spitzer legacies. [SEE ILLUSTRATION] 119