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Napoleon III Enamel French Jewelry Box Silk Lined All Original

Napoleon III French Antique Glove or Gants Box withBoulle MOP Inlays

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 safe storage and skilled craftsmen began making elegant and very expensive boxes for that purpose. Called “Gants” […]

Napoleon III French Antique Glove or Gants Box withBoulle MOP Inlays

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 safe storage and skilled craftsmen began making elegant and very expensive boxes for that purpose. Called “Gants” […]

Napoleon III Jeweled Box with Working Key

This antique Napoleon III box is adorned with jewels and a porcelain cabochon. It has a working key and the inside has recently been refurbished, so it is very clean and intact. The outside of the box has a lot of detail: a center medallion with a rural painting, four blue agate stones set in […]

Napoleon III Second Empire Boulle Marquetry Ebonized Inlaid Box

This Napoleon III inlaid boulle box is a true masterpiece. It is inlaid with brass, copper, pewter and very small pieces of blue, green and red stone. It has a lock and key and is lined in the original red velvet. The lock is old but works. The inlays are on the top of the […]