Elegant Antique French Napoleon III Era Burled Pocket Watch Display Box, Casket. 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. 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 pocket watch vitrine, or box. Entirely made in fine old hardwood, then veneered in a richly burled maple or walnut over its entirety with an inlaid brass cartouche at the top! Unique canted front with beveled glass window allow for viewing of the time (or timepiece) while the box is closed! 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. While on the subject of fine antique boxes, by the way, I MUST mention to you a fabulous reference book by our friend and customer, Genevieve Cummins of Australia. A few years back Genevieve completed her masterpiece of a book, which we 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”, 429 delicious pages of boxes. There is a small bit of veneer missing from the left lower front edge of the lid. The interior has the original removable tray with blue velvet lining, original polished brass hardware and working clasp. Wonderful inside & out. 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 French Napoleon III Era Burled Pocket Watch Display Box, Casket” is in sale since Friday, April 12, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes”. 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
- Country/Region of Origin: France
- Type: Boxes