19th Century French Boulle Marquetry Jewelry Box
19th Century French Boulle Marquetry Jewelry Box, a rectangular shape Napoleon III period, with brass, tortoise shell, mother pearl, malachite, zinc inlays.
In good condition, key missing, wear consistent with age and use.
height: 4,1 cm
width: 11,1 cm
depth: 6,2 cm
This ebonized liquor tantalus, this French cave de liquor dates back to the Napoleon III period, 1870 circa. The box has a shaped front, a top inlaid with a central brass tabeaus with the letter M finely engraved. The top opens up smoothly and reveals 4 decanters, bottles and crystal glasses, some chipped.
This antique French box should be restored and comes from a Milanese private collection.
French Antique Nécessaire de Voyage a 19th century Mahogany travel case, the top and front have been inlaid with a brass perimeter border and inlaid with a delicate brass foliate design engraved in the central plate. The central monogram on the brass plate bears the initials 'A.B.' topped by a brass engraved crown. The interior, lined in green moire silk contains ten silvered engraved lidded glass bottles. A mirror is stowed within the lid section. Inside the box a removable tray full of useful travel, toiletries and purely decorative accessories, with silvered engraved lidded glass bottles. Underneath the top tray of bottles and jars, sit a vanity and sewing tool tray, The vanity tool tray is fitted with many bone handled items and scissors A further compartment within the lower level of the box; is fitted with brush and empty compartments.
The box has a working lock, with the brass lock plate engraved. Wear consistent with age and use. Images details show the condition of this work of art. Except two broken bone accessories, a shoe horn and letter opener this French dressing case is in good condition.