This is a Superb Large Antique French TAHAN Box with Insert for Cigars c1860. Lovely large size with Bronze decoration. Original working KEY included. Can be used with or without the Fine Wooden Cigar Racks that are original to this piece and rarely found still intact. Gorgeous time worn Patina to the Wood and Bronze components. Fully signed on the Lock plate as shown in the pictures. The dimensions are 11 1/2" wide by 6 1/2" deep by 7" high.
Bio: Tahan, Paris: Jean-Pierre Tahan (1813-1892), a major maker of small items, furniture and cabinets. Manufactured opulent furniture and exquisite table ornaments with the lavish use of costly materials for a wealthily clientele which included the Emperor Napoleon III and his wife, the Empress Eugenie.
Superb Large Antique French TAHAN Box with Insert for Cigars