Antique French Napoleon III Era 11 Tea Chest, Serpentine Box with Brass & Pearl Boulle 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 10.75 tea chest, a serpentine shaped box in ebonized walnut veneers with brass edging & strip inlays, stunning brass, shell & mother of pearl boulle inlaid panels and original opulent fitted interior! Originally a triple well tea chest, the interior of this one is beautifully fitted in moire silk with red velvet and braided cream & gold piping but, alas, it’s missing what would have been the porcelain or glass tea jars. The box stunning though and a fantastic decorative piece with its undulating serpentine outer shape and those fabulous boulle inlays. Hard to find these without lifting or loss to the inlays but none here, just a bit of wear to the ebonized finish around the brass strip or string inlays. NEVER use Wright’s polish on these antique boxes, it will polish the brass but at the expense of the finish and we see it all too often. Not all that bad here though really, a sign of its age and, as you can see, an elegant old French ebaniste work of art! As noted, there is some wear to the ebony finish around the brass strip inlays. Very slight separation to the brass or bronze edging on the lid but no lifting or loss to the boulle inlays and the interior is as near pristine as can be (with a nod to the missing jars). It even has a working lock with what is likely the original old skeleton key. 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 11 Tea Chest, Serpentine Box with Boulle & Pearl” is in sale since Friday, June 7, 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
- Type: Boxes