Antique French Marked Burled Jewelry Box, Case, Etui, Pearl Cartouche, Original Fittings for Pocket Watch, Chain +. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. A place for everything, and everything gloriously in its place – and no excess is too much; that seems to have been the rule of the day. And the day was 1840-70s Napoleon III era, France, the birthplace and time for this superbly fitted jewelry chest or box. Entirely veneered in fine old burled maple or amboyna it appears, the lid framed in what looks like king wood and a shimmering mother of pearl cartouche in the center sans monogram! Just as elegant as can be. A fine example of the era, aesthetic, and immense allure these old pieces represent. Wildly popular in France and abroad, these glorious old cabinetry pieces proliferated in Napoleon III era France, and we reap the benefit of their popularity and appeal still today in those that survive. This one likely specifically crafted to hold a gentleman’s jewelry ensemble including fittings for a pocket watch with long chain, cufflinks and more. While on the subject of fine antique boxes, by the way, I MUST mention to you a fabulous reference book by our friend and customer, Genevieve Cummins of Australia. A few years back Genevieve completed her masterpiece of a book, which we received copies of. We’re pleased to see our own shop noted in many of the pages, and to revisit so many exceptional antique boxes we’ve had over the years. Be sure to order it. The title is: “ANTIQUE BOXES, Inside and Out”, 429 delicious pages of boxes. Good to very good condition. The interior has some wear to the velvet’s nap, likely a bit of loss to the raised partition bordering that hold the chain. The exterior really in great shape with no damage to the veneer but there are small sections of the rear lower edging that appear to have been filled. You can also see a slight space between lid and base on the left side of the box. The inside of the lid with an embossed maker or retailer mark, can’t quite read it all but do see Fabricant, 50 Rue du Fils St. Working lock with old skeleton key. See pictures for all measurements. We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! 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). The item “Antique French Burled Jewelry Box, Case, Etui, Pearl Cartouche, Orig. Interior” is in sale since Friday, August 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: French
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Primary Material: Wood
- Type: Boxes
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