Category Archives: french

French Antique Napoleon III Gants Box withBoulle Inlay. Elegant Corporate Gift

From around 1850 to 1880 it was quite fashionable in France/Paris for well dressed ladies and gentlemen to wear expensive kid leather or crocheted lace gloves. It followed that such lovely and expensive gloves needed a means of safely storing them and skilled craftsmen began making elegant and very expensive boxes for that purpose. Called […]

French Little Box for jelwelry in Boulle marquetry 19th Napoleon III period

Little box in Boulle Marquetry. Sides and back are tortoiseshell marquetry. Width: 5.5 cm depth: 7.5 cm height: 4 cm. Inside : 4 cm x cm. The item “French Little Box for jelwelry in Boulle marquetry 19th Napoleon III period” is in sale since Sunday, January 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative […]

French Antique Ecritoire Writing Box Napoleon III Blache of Lyon-Writer Gift

Some of our most loved antiques are these French “ecritoire” or writing boxes. They give a lesson on the human need to express caring elegantly using the written word and hint of something we might well revive in modern times. This is a stunning French Antique Napoleon III Writing Box made by A. Blache of […]

French Antique Glove’Gants Box Napoleon III Brass Boulle and Stringing Inlay

The old French Glove or “Gants” Boxes are ones we always watch for in our trips to Paris. They are not common but once in a while we find one and are able to obtain it. We found this one in a Paris Antiques market and, although it has some flaws, we were thrilled to […]

French Antique Maison Vervelle Tea Box Napoleon III

We have had a great time in Paris searching for rare antiques, especially ones that are from a master craftsman. This Tea Box by Maison Vervelle Company was a rare treasure for us and we thought someone else might find it special as well. The Company, Maison Vervelle, is highly regarded as making some of […]

French Box oval padded jewelry, Napoleon III gilt brass and beveled mirror

Napoleon III jewelry box. Pretty oval box in golden brass. All around is decorated. The lid is a beveled mirror. On the front of the container. An eglantine is carved. The box rests on 4 feet. Having the form of rings. The interior is padded but stained. Dimensions: 3 inches by 2.5 inches. Height: 2.5 […]

French Empire Napoleon III Ormolu Bronze Cobalt Glass Palais Royal Jewelry Box

Ormolu bronze mount freame and lid, richly decorated with Empire motifs and with Napoleon royal monogram “N” supored by archangels. Inside with deep cobalt blue inner bowl. Acorn motif handle on the lid. Excellent condition with minimal traces of age on lid. The glass in is excellent. Condition: original as is on photos no damages. […]

French Antique Wooden Napoleon III Writing Box Ecritoire Elegant Writer Gift

Some of our favorite antiques are French “ecritoire” or writing boxes. Often made by the most skilled ebenistes or cabinet makers, they were a prized possession of some very affluent person who was able to communicate by hand written notes in the highest of style. They provide a lesson on the human need to express […]

French Napoleon III jewelry box, brass and blue cabochons, silk interior

Superb old box, rectangular. Decor golden brass and blue cabochons. The interior is padded with blue silk but damaged. Dimensions: 4.5 inches by 2.5 inches. Height: 2.5 inches. Beautiful authentic box in good condition despite a little use. The item “French Napoleon III jewelry box, brass and blue cabochons, silk interior” is in sale since […]

French Antique Glove’Gants Box Napoleon III Brass Boulle and Stringing Inlay

The old French Glove or “Gants” Boxes are ones we always watch for in our trips to Paris. They are not common but once in a while we find one and are able to obtain it. We found this one in a Paris Antiques market and, although it has some flaws, we were thrilled to […]