SHIRLEY BOUDREAUX ~ "Holding On By A Thread" (2012) 5 1/2 feet high x 2 feet round image via surfacedesign.org "The works depict a portrait of someone’s life that exists in an eternal state of transformation. It is in this uncertain state in which we, as human beings, live out our daily lives. This is where your life is falling apart, fragmenting into a thousand pieces." ~ artist via http://shirleyaboudreaux.wix.com
A pair of gilt-bronze-mounted ebony veneered, tortoiseshell, pewter and brass inlaid contre-and première-partie boulle marquetry cabinets, in the manner of Etienne Levasseur Louis XVI, late 18th century each with a rectangular Sicilian jasper veneered marble top,the door enclosing a shelf; the backboards with a paper inventory label with ink manuscript `T229'