This is a stunning antique 19th century French Palais Royal pierced brass and porcelain mounted domed rectangular table casket , Circa 1870 in date.
The locking cover enclosing velvet-lined interior, the whole cage work cast with two handles. The brass chased with scrolls and foliage and the lid further set with a porcelain plaque paninted with a scene of a country lady reading a letter, with her suitor behind a hedge.
Complete with working lock and original key.
This item is of superb quality is incredibly rare, and will instantly enhance any desktop.
Property from a private collection of a distinguished American lady, Eaton Square, London.
In really excellent l condition, having been cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 12 x Width 22 x Depth 12
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 5 inches
In the mid 1800s the best souvenirs from Paris were found in the boutiques of the famed Palais Royal of Paris, which is the old palace of Cardinal Richelieu. The boutiques lined the promenade of the central gardens, and the area was host to Royals, dignitaries, the posh societies of times past. The treasures from the Palais Royal remain today some of the most sought after antiques to be found.
Our reference: A1836