Fabulous antique French Napoleon III era gilt embossed leather 10" table cabinet style vanity box with the original fitted interior and eight piece hallmarked sterling silver manicure set! What a great, very unique old box! In the style of those fabulous old gilt embossed Italian leather jewelry boxes, this one upright with cabinet style doors and a wonderful old French silver vanity/manicure set inside! Tiny boar's head hallmarks, designating at least 800/1000 silver content so they're not quite at the sterling level but you get the idea. Ornate repousse decoration on all, not complete but completely fabulous!
Good condition. The exterior of the box is remarkable with just a small chip or two to the leatherette covering on the lower right side. The interior lining & fittings are all original, missing one hook on the right door. There are eleven hooks total so, if they all held an implement originally, there are six missing tools. One lid missing from the salve jars, only some tarnish and a very slight dimple or two to the silver. See pictures for measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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