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Press Release - October 2010

PALM BEACH, Fla. - Elite Decorative Arts today announced that a vintage Cartier silver, opal, and diamond inlay box with a magnificent floral design on top realized $47,150.00. This sale represents a 30 percent increase over any other Cartier box of its kind auctioned throughout the world.

The details on this Cartier box are remarkable, with the top featuring gold, abalone, opal, and 11 stunning inlaid diamonds. Each corner of the top has a round cut red coral set and each foot has a mother of pearl inlay with a red enamel border. The inside has a wood lining and is marked with "Cartier Paris New York Made in France" under lid. The box measures 2 1/4" height x 6 3/8" width x 3 3/4" in depth.

"Today's auction was a landmark event that set a world auction record for a rare and historic Cartier box. The sale was inspired by fevered bidding that resulted in the strongest sales," said Chris Hayes, president of Elite Decorative Arts. "This attests to the strength of the market and the presence Elite Decorative Arts plays in world auction marketplace."

The Cartier box was purchased by a private collector. Click here to view a video of the bidding on the Cartier box,

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