Welcome to Antiques & Moore! This listing is for a fabulous French 19th Century jewelry or keepsake box, c. This attractive walnut box has an elaborately decorated top with inlaid designs with Sterling Silver with the top edge also being inlaid with silver. The interior top has a decorative ruby colored padded velvet cover that surrounds an oval mirror. There is a ruby colored velvet covered lift-out drawer that exposes a painted storage section below. Box also has a brass key escutcheon with locking mechanism in place although we do not have the original key. The hinges are tight and the box opens and closes properly. Measures 5 3/4″ high, 13″ long and 9 wide. Weighs 4.12 pounds. This nice box is in very good to excellent Estate condition with no noted flaws other than the insert for the center cartouche is empty. Most jewelers could insert a monogrammed silver cartouche which would match the decoration on the top of the box. Other than this one flaw, the box is fabulous and reflects only minor signs of normal wear as expected. There is a felt covering on the bottom of the box, however, it may originally have had feet. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item “19th Century Sterling Silver Inlaid Jewelry / Keepsake Box, 1870-1880″ is in sale since Sunday, June 17, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes”. The seller is “antiquesandmooresales” and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Wood
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: French
- Type: Boxes