Antique Napoleon III Era 11.25 Jewelry, Sewing or Work Box, Serpentine Casket with 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. Elegant antique French Napoleon III era 11 1/4 jewelry, sewing or work box, a beautiful serpentine shaped casket with brass, copper & mother of pearl boulle style inlaid cartouche & escutcheon, brass strip inlays, original red silk or satin interior lining and wonderful condition! Isn’t this one gorgeous! A superb old beauty that comes to us from the Napoleon III era c. 1850-70, approximately, a period of highest aesthetic in boxes and chests, caskets, rich with the skills of Master ebenistes, (ebaniste) work. Those are the furniture and cabinetry tradesmen in France and the era brought forth a myriad of the finest old boxes. I’ve been a box collector from way way back, and these rise above all in my opinion. The boulle cartouche and escutcheon are just beautiful in this one, set with inlays of mother of pearl intermingling with the marquetry of brass & copper colored metals and the jet black ebonized veneers with the beautifully serpentine shape of the old hardwoods. Opulent and a fitting chest to hold your treasures! Working lock and old skeleton key, too. An unmarked Tahan, Vervelle or Diehl piece maybe? There is a bit of lifting evident in the brass strips that frame the lid panel but no lifting, loss or damage to the boulle style cartouche and escutcheon inlays. Working lock with key but, if you look closely, the inside’pin’ portion that is mounted to the lid is a replacement its brass panel not quite the same length/size as the cut out in the box. The interior lining is fully intact, aged with a bit of soiling but intact. See pictures for all measurements. We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! 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). The item “Antique Napoleon III Era 11.25 Jewelry, Sewing or Work Box, Serpentine Casket” is in sale since Friday, September 14, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Napoleon III
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Black