Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Display Casket, Ornate Boulle Style Inlay. 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.
Fabulous antique French Napoleon III era pocket watch or pendant/jewelry display casket, an elegant little box with jet black ebony or ebonized walnut veneers and a highly ornate boulle style brass & mother of pearl inlaid facade! 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 what is most likely walnut with an ebony finish, brass strip inlays & edging and that beautiful natural shell, faux mother of pearl & brass boulle top!
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 remarkable old pocket watch caskets that we currently have available (with a few more coming in from France in the next week or so) 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. Very good to excellent condition. No missing inlays to note and no loss, damage or fading to the ebony finished veneers elsewhere. The interior has the original removable tray to hold the pocket watch or pendant, or even a smaller portrait miniature.
Original beveled glass in the lid. 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.
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