Near-perfect little banded agate specimen box, French and dates c.1780-1820. Thin panels of natural semi-transparent old agate in the best agate to white coloration, 5 panels are perfectly preserved, (the 6th with a nod to the one small chip to the lid panel corner) and so are the 4 ball feet. Displays beautifully, the appeal is high on this one. We recently listed a rare larger one that is 5", shown with this petit one in our final photo. If you're a collector, ask to see that one or look for it, too. The tiniest nip, and it shows so well you'll have a hard time seeing it.
Very good condition throughout. Rich coloration, superb thin beveled slabs of hand-cut semi-precious banded agate. Light thrills through it in display. We did nothing to the fore bronze framework, it's just that brilliant still. There is one small flashing chip to the rear left corner of the lid panel, visible in our photos but hard to see in person. A precious "cabinet des curiosities" item for the King Louis XVI to Napoleon era elite, few of these survive in such fine condition as this. Don't miss it. The box is petit, just 2.5" long. Other measurements noted on the photos.
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