Napoleon III Boulle Case Cave à Liqueur, Gilt Enamel Crystal

We are proud to present a rare Napoleon III circa 1860 Cave à Liqueur tortoiseshell and brass Boulle case fitted with a multi-level rack holding 16 cordials and 4 decanters resplendent in enamel gilt decoration; certainly attributable to Baccarat. The crystal exhibits hand cut panels with extraordinary attention to detail such as finely beveled edges and exquisite gilt decoration. The top and blind side panels are hinged and open for presentation. The rack lifts out for use.

The Cave à Liqueur became popular in France in the nineteenth century and was used to present after dinner libation. Aristocratic households ordered elaborate cases and beautifully enameled crystals created by firms such as Baccarat to impress their guests. Fortunately, a few of these treasures have survived, rare to find one with all the crystals intact. They still impress as they were always meant to do, and most remain in private collections.

The Boulle case is in excellent age related condition with minor restorations to the brass; monogrammed on the name plate "M. J." The crystals all match and are a complete set. There are one or two cordials that have a few flea-bite chips to the edges and a minor amount of gilt wear, however, the overall condition is superb and the entire set is a true showpiece.

Size of Case: 10" Height, 13 ½" Length, 10" Depth.

Item ID: PS110901

$11,750 USD

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