Art Deco Egyptian Revival Blue Velvet Musical Jewelry Box, Casket 1920
Our musical casket measures 8" by 5" by 3". It is a pine carcass which is covered in midnight blue Dralon/ Velvet fabric. The lid has a side facing profile of an Egyptian God. He, like all of the other embellishments, is made from stamped sheet yellow metal. This is then gilded in a bright, buttery gilding.It really does look like a high carat gold leaf has been applied. The winged solar disk symbol that houses the key hole is beautiful. This famous symbol with outstretched wings signifies the God Horus. The god Thoth used his magic to turn Horus into a sun-disk with splendid outstretched wings. The goddesses Nekhbet and Uazet in the form of uraeus snakes joined him at his side. We see four gilded metal feet again with good detailing. The lid lifts to reveal the pale blue satin interior and the music starts playing. The inside of the lid is padded and buttoned with pretty gilt balls. The inside is split into two compartments. One to hold your jewelry and the other houses the musical movement. The winding key is to the underside with a paper label stating the name of the musical score -Kiss no 127.
Condition is good but not pristine. This casket has been used and loved. The dralon/velvet pile has worn on the edges and each corner of the lid. The corners now expose the wooden carcass. The key is missing to lock the casket. The very tips of the metal feet are a little bent and one tip is missing completely. This does not affect stability, there is NO wobble to this casket.
An adorable item to adorn your boudoir.Very decadent, just like the period in history!!
Item ID: TA071261
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