Antique French Watch Box with ormolu metal. In great shape. Extra thick beveled glass. More so then most of these small treasures have. I only find 2 small chips in the glass which the pictures show. This watch box has a handle. Made in France these were quite popular to hold treasured and small items. This one hangs a watch. Some were used for holding rings or even thimbles. Made in last half of 1800's.
The silk fabric pillow rests inside has a few tears but really great shape for the age. Most have these small imperfections. Nice to have the original pillow and it is there, along with the ormolu an velvet watch display with hook. Also has a nice handle in great condition.
The door works very well. Not loose. Again, I note the beveled glass is thicker than most of these boxes and it is heavy.
The ormolu has some discoloration on the very bottom, which cannot be seen when displayed.
This watch box is larger that most I find. It stands 4 1/2 inches tall by 3 1/4 inches wide. The heavy box is displayed atop of 4 lions paws in metal ormolu.
French Beveled Glass Watch Box Antique