Fabulous and rare antique French Napoleon III to Belle Epoque era 14.75" wide jewelry box or chest, very unique styling with gilt embossed leather edging, grey-olive bands of velvet & embroidered silk and original fitted interior! Quite unusual and attractive, very similar to the old French chocolatier, confectioner or bonbon boxes but this one meant for jewelry. Impressive size with undeniable visual & decorative appeal here, don't miss it!
Good to very good condition, age considered. As you can see in the images, the gold embossed leather edging is somewhat scraped and/or tattered but there are no losses there or to the fabric coverings. There is an overhanging lock flap, lock in the base but it's missing a key and the lock pin that would have been attached to the lid. The interior is completely intact, just as you see in the images. See pictures for all measurements.