B1450 - Divine Antique French Red Silk Velvet Jewel / Boudoir Box, Napoleon III, Circa 1860
This is a divine antique French jewel / boudoir box dating from the Napoleon III era C 1860. It would be perfect to take a few precious letters or keepsakes in a château chic boudoir.
The box is covered in it's original vibrant red silk velvet which still retains a deep pile and is very tactile.
The corners of the lid have decorative silvered metal appliqués and to the centre is a handle. There is a lovely escutcheon to the front of the box but sadly the key has long gone. The box sits on 4 metal stud feet.
The lid lifts up to reveal a sumptuous red padded and buttoned silk interior. There is a looped band to take nail accessories.
The box has survived the years in good antique condition and is sturdy. There is a small area of wear to the velvet on the lid and one or two dark marks on the padded silk but nothing to draw the eye. At some stage during it's life a small screw has been put in the top of the lid (not by us). We are not sure why as there is no indentation in the pile of the velvet to indicate that an embellishment is missing.
The box measures :- 23 cm (9 inches) wide x 17 cm (6.75 inches) deep x 9 cm (3.5 inches) high.
A very old and beautiful box to use and enjoy and another divine antique French find from La Belle Étoffe.
Please note that the items photographed in the box are not included.
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Possible delivery methods: France, U.K. & Europe, Rest of World