These two pretty antique pencils boxes are made of papier mache,enhanced with little pieces of colored mother of pearl.
The both are in very good antique condition.May be the lids have been blackened or varnished again,they are so shiny and beautiful !
Inside,small compartments allow to store all the equipment needed for a schoolboy or schoolgirl.
To open the boxes you have to push the little metal button .
On the lid of the longest box ‘’Plumier’’ is scribed with tiny colored mother of pearl pieces.
It is 8,7’’ x 2,4’’ x 1’’ (22cm x 6cm x 2cm)
The second box ,also very pretty,has a diamond decor.
It is 7,9’’ x 2,2’’ x 1’’ (20cm x 5,5cm x 1cm)
Two charming boxes perfect for a collection of Napoleon III objects.
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19th Century Set of Two French Napoleon III Pencils Boxes Papier Mache