Category Archives: french

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 Napoleon III Gants Box withBoulle Inlay. Elegant 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 box wood, elm magnifying glass, marquetry + brass medallion, Napoleon III

Antique wooden box, style and period Napoleon III. The lid is domed, decorated with a central golden brass medallion. The box is in elm magnifying glass, with 2 borders in marquetry and a border in blackened wood. On the front, a keyhole in golden brass, but the key is missing. Inside, there was a separation, […]

French Antique Nap III Upright Cutlery Box Woodenware Table Storage

Have nothing in your houses that you do not consider to be beautiful or useful. French Antique Nap III Upright Cutlery Box Woodenware Storage. An unusual item is an upright, wooden cutlery storage box that was usually kept on a dining room sideboard, for ease of access to tableware. This one very likely dates from […]

French Antique 1852-1870 Napoleon III Beveled Glass Casket Jewelry Box

For sale is a 4-inch long by 3-inch wide and 3-inch tall antique French jewelry box called casket from the mid-19th Century in excellent vintage condition. Thick beveled glass on top and 4 sides with original silk cushion on the bottom. Very good condition with some age wear on the brass metal and a few […]

French Tantalus Box Complet in Boulle marquetry Napoleon III period 19th century

Cellar liquor Boulle marquetry. Work very fine marquetry. Plateau presentation is very nice. Beautiful interior crystal with 4 decanters and 16 assorted glassware. Dimensions : height : 28 cm width: 35 cm depth : 25 cm. The item “French Tantalus Box Complet in Boulle marquetry Napoleon III period 19th century” is in sale since Wednesday, […]

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 Rare Napoleon III Wood Vanity Box Ebony & Brass Inlay Jewelry

French Antique Rare Napoleon III Wood Vanity Box – Ebony & Brass Inlay – Jewelry. A fabulous French antique vanity box from the Napoleon III period. The uncommon box is made of ebony veneer and brass inlay. The inside is amazing, the mirror is decorated with drapes like a theatre stage. The differents pieces are […]

French Little Box stamped TAHAN in Boulle marquetry 19th Napoleon III Period

Little box in Boulle Marquetry. Paris, 30 rue de la Paix. Sides and back are tortoiseshell, it gives a nice contrast with the top. Top with red Boulle Marquetry. Width: 12 cm depth: 7 cm height: 4 cm. The item “French Little Box stamped TAHAN in Boulle marquetry 19th Napoleon III Period” is in sale […]

French Napoleon III Black Laquer Box with Monogramed Gold Cartouche 1800s Antique

Antique French Napoleon III Black Lacquer Box with a Monogrammed. Gold Cartouche Lid 1800’s The box’s lid and front panel is trimmed out with a beautiful. Solid Brass Inlays see pics. #08 & 09 – Brass border trim has lifted ever so slightly. At the bottom right corner of the lid see pics. #10, & […]