Rare1800’s French Gilded Ormulu & Beveled Crystal Miniature Vide Poche This offering is for an antique mid to late 1800’s Miniature French Vitrine Footed Casket For a Fine Lady. The case is an excellent example of what is termed “vide poche” or holder for daytime accessories during the night at one’s bedside. The size of the vitrine indicates that it was made for use by a lady. It is too small to hold a gentleman’s pocket watch, but is large enough to hold earrings, a brooch, etc. during the night. The box measures a diminutive 2 1/2” long x 1 1/2” wide x 1 1/2” high including it's perfect feet! The original ornate gilded ormulu frame is in excellent condition with extremely minor gilt wear in only a few places and no restoration. The original thick beveled crystal lid and sides are also in excellent condition with no faults found. *****Please note that the white horizontal portion seen in the photos is the upper edge of the perfectly clear thickly beveled crystal side(s) of the vitrine.***** The interior reveals the original French pink silk material that covers its mounted puffy cushion. The color remains lovely and the silk shows only very minor melting. This vitrine will be a perfect case to hold jewelry in a French Fashion Doll’s boudoir. It is shown in one photo with a 16” doll. Place it on a bureau or other piece of furniture in a fashion doll’s boudoir for a perfect display. This offering is guaranteed to meet your expectations and will please your “lady fair.” Please contact me if you have any questions. Shipping by USPS Insured First Class Mail for a fixed fee of $7. Thank you for your visit and for your interest.
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