Marvelous antique European Victorian era 16" cashmere chest or dressing box, ebony or ebonized finish with raised panels and lovely hand carved floral & foliate accents! Very Napoleon III or Victorian in this jet black finish and a truly wonderful decorative box. Nothing overly frilly, the sides in sleek black with no ornamentation other than the mouldings top and bottom. The lid with five raised panels, one oval in the center and one at each corner. All with a hand carved floral arrangement, raised against the panels below and with a multi-color look to them. A fabulous contrast to the rest of the ebony chest! The inside is in finished hardwood, most likely mahogany, and has no fittings other than an ebony framed mirror mounted in the lid. Perfect for storage of flatware, fine linens and...of course, great as the decorative piece it is!
Very good-excellent condition. No large chips, splits or warping to be found. There are a few small dents or pushes along the edgings. Original hardware and lock but it's missing the key. Original turned wood feet, a fabulous piece! Weighs 6 lbs, 5 ounces (2.9 kg). See pictures for all measurements.
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