Fabulous & rare antique French gilded bronze or ormolu desk box or humidor pair with ornate machined decoration and hand painted porcelain plaque lid inserts! Sold together, this beautiful matched pair of rich gilded ormolu boxes have solid panel cedar linings and the perfect sizes for cigars and cigarettes OR, any number of those desk top necessities more suitable to today's workplace! The porcelain plaques are covered in a jet black enamel, with white cranes taking flight. A beautiful contrast between the gold & black and priced very, very well so be sure not to miss them!
Excellent condition! No damage to either the boxes or porcelain plaques (the boxes themselves are of thick, heavy bronze/brass/ormolu that you really have to hold to appreciate, a fine OLD pair). Pressed or carved number markings on the underside of the porcelain plaques but no maker marks that I can find. See pictures for measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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