Gorgeous & rare pristine antique French or Italian Black Forest style 14" chest, a jewelry or keepsakes casket, cashmeres box or trousseau chest with highly ornate hand carved decoration on all sides, large "M" monogram on the front and newer moire silk interior lining! Recently relined and fitted with a newer lock, the under side of the lid on this one likely originally had a mirror mounted in it, possibly fitted out as a dressing chest or sewing box? Exceptional carving, most likely of French or Italian origins though the style, of course, would go wonderfully in a Black Forest or carved wood sculpture accented decor. Large and beautiful, a treasure chest!
Very good to excellent condition. The exterior of the box is pristine, likely dating to the Edwardian era though we can't be certain, possibly older. As noted, the interior has been re-lined with a cream colored moire silk or satin type fabric. The inner lock mechanism has also been replaced with the lock pin on the lid portion. See pictures for measurements.
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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