A stunning and rare jewelry box by the preeminent French maker Tahan, signed with their signature and address, `Rue de la Paix 30', on the lock plate. The shape is very unusual, with octagonal shaped lid and base and oval body. It is veneered with kingwood in a herring bone patter, and complemented with brass stringing. The interior maintains its original silk lining, a little worn around the edges. There was probably another string of brass around the base of the lip which is now gone, but is not very noticeable. A very rare piece!
Measures 7.25" wide x 5.75" deep x 3.75" high