B1455 - Fabulous Antique French Glass Jewellery Box, Display Armoire / Casket / Vitrine
This is a fabulous antique French glass casket dating from the 1800's. It would be perfect for displaying special trinkets perhaps in a glazed armoire or in a shop window and would certainly add a château chic touch to a boudoir.
The casket is in the shape of a vitrine and has a gorgeous crossed torch and quiver crest. It stands on 4 sturdy decorative feet. It has three windows, the two side windows having curved glass. Below the front window is a gorgeous pineapple and laurel leaf garland embellishment.
Looking through the glass we see that the back is mirrored and that there are two shelves covered in silk in a fabulous shade of lime green.
When we turn the casket round we see that the back is also decorated along the top with a laurel leaf garland. Below this is the door which opens by turning a little catch. We open the door very carefully as it holds the mirror and is very heavy. Looking inside we can see that the glass is held in place by the shelves.
The casket is cast in metal and has a lovely old gold hue. It is a substantial piece and is in excellent antique condition. It should be noted that the glass panels do move a little when it is handled but this is how it was made and it should be handled with care.
The casket measures :- 18 cm (7.1 inches) high to the top of the crest x 12 cm (4.75 inches) wide x 7 cm (2.75 inches) deep.
A sublime glass casket to use and treasure and another superb antique French brocante find from La Belle Étoffe!
N.B. Any accessories we have used for display are not included.
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Possible delivery methods: France, U.K. & Europe, Rest of World