Imposing large antique French red velvet and silver metal porte montre / fob watch stand, dating from the Napoleon III period. A wonderful faded grandeur confection, consisting of an easel wooden frame covered in red velvet ,adorned with a porte montre hook medallion, embellished with ribbon bow, rose,musical instruments, wheat sheaf, poppy and scythe, laurel leaves, grapes and vine leaves motifs.It is in very good condition with light wear to the velvet and aged patina to the metal embellishment. The porte montre has a brass easel leg as well as a small ring for hanging if preferred. An utterly delicious and most charming treasure for period display. Please study the photos as these form part of the description, if you need more, please do not hesitate to ask. Dimensions : 12 inches high 6 3/4 inches wide
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