Antique Edwardian Art Deco French Powder Box with Pink Blue Ribbonwork Trim Gold Metallic Cording
Dating anywhere from the early 1900s to as late as the 1930s, may I offer this powder box, a round cardboard container, that has been decorated with French Ribbonwork to the top and metallic gold cording along the sides. The interior of the box is gold and still holds traces of the powder it once contained. The bottom of the box denotes the maker and the color - naturelle. By this single word, I can tell that the container was made in France.
Condition: While the piece is a perfect example of French Ribbon Work, the container itself needs some TLC to bring back to perfection. The faux pas to note is that (1) the gold cording does not meet flush at either end; (2) the pink/blue trim needs to be tacked down in one area and (3) the powder needs to be completely cleaned out of the container. The two things that cannot be changed is the light staining to the blue fabric under the gold honeycomb overlay and the black ink stain on the bottom of the box.
Size: Height is 7/8"; width of the container is 2-1/2".
Final Comments: Prized for its beauty, even small pieces of French Ribbonwork like this are collected. A collection of these pieces just SCREAMS of the amount of time it took to make one simple powder box look like it was made for a princess! They don't make 'em like THIS anymore!
Even if not marked as such, offers are always welcome on any item in my shop. Buy with Confidence, Robins Nest Midwest has the highest rating attainable on RL.
Art Deco French Ribbonwork Powder Box