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Antique French Napoleon III era Triple Perfume Caddy, Cut Crystal Scent Bottles
An antique 19th century French perfume casket inlaid with bands of amboyna and kingwood surrounding honey colored birds eye maple veneers. Centered by a working lock and key. Opening to reveal a purple satin and velvet fitted interior housing three Baccarat cut crystal scent bottles with rounded knob stoppers, hand painted with gilt accents and stars. Polished pontils to the bases. Unsigned but undoubtedly early Baccarat bottles that predate the 1936 acid etched logos. The famed cristallerie used paper labels in 1860, which often got lost, worn or washed away. In overall good condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. A touch up to the veneer on the rear edge of the lid, some scratches and general wear to the wooden surface. Wear to the interior lining. The perfume bottles with wear to the gilt accents. One bottle having a a chip below the collar and a corner nick to the base; one stopper with a chipped base as shown. Box measures 5 1/2" length x 3 3/8" width x 4 1/8" height. Bottles measure 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 3 1/8" height.
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