Presented for sale is a 19th century French gilt bronze casket or box decorated with chased designs and applied scrollwork on the hinged lid. The box is shaped in an unusual shield form.
The lid is embellished with a hand painted miniature portrait of Marie Antoinette in a charming Mop cap. The miniature is illegibly signed by the artist as shown, and protected with glass. The box is lined in a wonderful old original French silk.
The box is in excellent age-related condition with some scratches to the portrait.
Size: 4" Width.
19th C. Gilt Bronze Shield Shaped Casket or Box With Inset Portrait