Fabulous antique French Napoleon III era gilt ormolu or brass pocket watch box, a souvenir casket for the 1889 Paris World Exposition with eglomise beveled glass front showing the Eiffel Tower and with an ornate figural tableau encircling the box!
A place for everything, and everything gloriously in its place - and no excess is too much; that seems to have been the rule of the day. And the day was 1840-70s Napoleon III era, France, the birthplace and time for this superb pocket watch box, casket. Perfect to show off a treasured or heirloom pocket watch or pendant! A fine example of the era, aesthetic, and immense allure these old pieces represent. Wildly popular in France and abroad, these glorious old cabinetry pieces proliferated in Napoleon III era France, and we reap the benefit of their popularity and appeal still today in those that survive. One of several fabulous old pocket watch caskets that we have available so, be sure to browse some while you're with us. Thanks!
Very good condition. No chips or damage to the glass and, as you can see, the interior lining and fabric are intact and in fabulous shape. A few small spots to the reverse painting but no actual losses. A few small dents to the body of the box. See pictures for all measurements.
Antique French Pocket Watch Casket, Eglomise 1889 Paris World Expo, Eiffel Tower
$251 $295 SALE