Presented for sale is a 19th century French drum-shaped gilt-bronze casket or box decorated with detailed chased designs and applied scrollwork on the hinged lid. The lid is embellished with a nicely painted miniature portrait of Marie Antoinette, shown in one of her feathered hats.
The painting is protected with glass. The box is lined in a wonderfully tattered old original French silk which is loosely attached and somewhat stained.
Size: 3 1/2 Diameter.
19th C. Gilt Bronze Casket or Box With Inset Portrait