This super French games box is exquisitely inlaid with exotic woods and embellished with inlaid mother of pearl.
The top face of the box is mainly burr walnut with inlaid banding and a beautiful marquetry centrepiece.
Inside the box is separated into sections, five of which lift out. These are intended for keeping different game cards and counters separate.
There are many natural and dyed ox bone counters and cards in the box which are all included in the sale.
The hinges are good, the original lock is in good working condition and is complete with key.
A truly wonderful box of its type, in original condition. A beautiful rich patina which only comes with years of handling finishes the piece off perfectly.
Condition is remarkably good for the age. This box has obviously been cherished its whole life.
Please see the photographs for clarification.
Measures: 12 inches x 9 inches x 2 3/4 inches high
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