Fabulously carved chestnut marriage keepsake box featuring a central design of a beautifully carved flower, the front has an intricately carved pattern which continues on all sides. The inside is fitted with white padded satin so the bride was able to pin her most treasured wedding day souvenirs . Originates from central France in the 1890's. It was the custom for the brides father to carve a beautiful box to give to his daughter on her wedding day.
It has the original lock and key.
Measures: 15 inches x approx 7 3/4 inches and 6 inches tall. Inside 12 inches x 4 7/8 inches and 4 1/4 inches deep.
Condition very good - just a couple of small holes to the satin where previous mementoes have been pinned.
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