I'm a box collector of a lifetime, and they still thrill me no end. The artist's and cabinetry maker's elaborate and often one of a kind creations, sometimes to be filled and often already filled with incredible treasures - they will always thrill me. This one, a simple'gloves box' from the size, shape and drop front design, is elevated to a fabulous work of art. Inlays, marquetry of brass boulle work, a bit of shell to highlight and contrast against the black lacquer exterior. That carved ruffle mitered trim was a design mainstay from the Louis-Philippe era in France, c.
1840 or so, and I believe carried forward on this one which likely dates c. Certainly, it is Napoleon III era or c. Remarkable condition, still with all inlays flat, all trim crisp and rippled, and the original silk-lined interior fully intact, too. Add that the working lock retains its original key - splendid find! Full measurements noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition throughout, age and type considered, I really see little if anything to mention as a flaw. The lacquered exterior shows a little age, but is unbroken, no cracks or chips to detract.All inlays are firmly in place, all original. This one has been very well-treasured.
I found it in France. Silk is superb, no odors and no stains or tattering. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important.And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure.
_gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles".The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.