This is a charming small Antique French Napoleon III Ebonized box with inlaid Bronze c1890. Excellent overall condition with only light wear from age and use. This little box has a drop down side that allows a small cylindrical matching wood part to stand straight up. I am not exactly sure what this would have been used for. The quality is that of of any of the big houses of that time such as Tahan, Giroux, Sormani or Vervelle, however this box is NOT signed. Lovely Inlaid bronze initials on the lid "FEU". The box closes tightly as it should and opens with the push of the button. The dimensions are 3 5/8" wide by 2 1/4" deep by 1 1/2" high. Charming little piece for any end table or display.
Small c1890 Napoleon III Ebonized and Inlaid Bronze Box