B1451 - Superb Antique French Leather Jewel / Trinket / Boudoir Box, Napoleon III, Circa 1860
This is a superb 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 and would look equally at home in a château chic boudoir or on a gentleman's dressing stand.
The box is covered in it's original dark aubergine coloured leather. The corners and centre of the lid have decorative silvered metal appliqués. There is an 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 that the base is lined with a smooth red silk and that the underside of the lid lined with a fabulous deep pile silk velvet.
The box has survived the years in good antique condition and is sturdy. It has a strong piano hinge.
The box measures :- 21 cm (8.25 inches) wide x 15 cm (6 inches) deep x 8 cm (3.1 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