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NEW YEARS BLOW-OUT! 153-Year-Old French Powder Box with Original Puff!
PAYPAL PAYMENT ONLY FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE! I just love the Napoleon III papier mache wear we find in France! This powder box with the original puff is the most pristine one we have ever found in red! These wonderful items were made in red or black with tiny GOLD STARS all over the surface. What a surprise to open the box and find the ORIGINAL PUFF INSIDE! The puff still carries the scent of the 150-year-old powder, and it smells HEAVENLY! The puff is still very soft and clean. The handle is carved bone and the puff back is delicate pleated silk that was once bright red but has mellowed to a paler hue. The puff part is softest lamb's wool. The puff measures 3 1/4" across and the bone handle measures 1 1/8" wide and stands 1/2" high. The puff itself stands a fluffy 1 1/4" high. The wonderful box measures 4 inches across and stands 3 1/2" tall. NOBODY made paper mache like the 19th Century FRENCH! It is as hard and durable as wood! What a romantic item for your vanity! You will feel like Napoleon III's wife, the beautiful Empress Eugenie!
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