Antique Napoleon III Second Empire Boulle Marquetry Ebonized Inlaid BoxAntique Napoleon III Second Empire Boulle Marquetry Ebonized Inlaid BoxAntique Napoleon III Second Empire Boulle Marquetry Ebonized Inlaid BoxAntique Napoleon III Second Empire Boulle Marquetry Ebonized Inlaid BoxAntique Napoleon III Second Empire Boulle Marquetry Ebonized Inlaid BoxAntique Napoleon III Second Empire Boulle Marquetry Ebonized Inlaid BoxAntique Napoleon III Second Empire Boulle Marquetry Ebonized Inlaid BoxAntique Napoleon III Second Empire Boulle Marquetry Ebonized Inlaid BoxAntique Napoleon III Second Empire Boulle Marquetry Ebonized Inlaid BoxAntique Napoleon III Second Empire Boulle Marquetry Ebonized Inlaid Box

This French inlaid boulle box is a true masterpiece. It is inlaid with brass, copper, pewter and very small pieces of blue, green and red stone. It has a lock and key and is lined in the original red velvet. It dates to the Napoleon III era, 1852 - 1870. The lock is old but works. The inlays are on the top of the lid as well as on all sides. Every time I look at this box, I marvel at the work involved and the patience and craftsmanship required. The condition of the box is very good, with the following signs of age: the lining is worn but intact, the escutcheon around the key is probably a later addition and there are a few pieces of the inlaid stone missing.
Measurements are: 12 3/8" by 8 7/8" and 3 3/4" tall.

ITEM ID
RLES5061
ITEM TYPE
Antique
PURPOSE
Boxes

Antique Napoleon III Second Empire Boulle Marquetry Ebonized Inlaid Box

$1,245

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