Veneers steel strap and brass cabochon style accents! 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 superb likely pocket watch box, casket. Entirely made in fine old box wood, then veneered in the light and darker wood, accented with a pierced or reticulated cartouche & cabochons! 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. One of a few fabulous old pocket watch caskets that we currently have available so, be sure to browse some while you're with us. While on the subject of fine antique boxes, by the way, I MUST mention to you a fabulous newly published reference book by our friend and customer, Genevieve Cummins of Australia. Over the past several years, Genevieve has been working on a masterpiece of a book, which we've just recently 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". Hot off the presses, it's got 429 delicious pages of boxes.
The exterior is in great shape, view the images and enjoy. The interior has the original hinged tray that holds the pocket watch. A lovely little decorative casket or treasure box.We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important!
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