Antique Boxes & Collectables
Exquisite French Inlaid – Parquetry Glove – Jewellery Box c.1870
REF: LA4314 / LA327966
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The French enjoyed an excellent reputation for producing some of the highest quality boxes throughout the 18th and 19th centuries and they certainly produced the best glove boxes during the 1800’s. Nowadays of course the vast majority are put to good modern day use as a jewellery box or for general purposes/decorative purposes. This particular example is obviously a cut above most. Every aspect is covered with parquetry work, the front, back and sides set within twin bands of rosewood. The top is of course the main attraction featuring brass edging and straight grain = cross grain strips set within twin brass strips framing the parquetry work and intricate floral inlays within a container. The etched inlays comprise of two different metals, bone , Mother of Pearl and abalone shell. Nice, subtle ‘finishing touch’ of a dragon fly. All veneer and all inlays are original and as can be seen from the photographs, in extremely good condition with a beautiful display of colour. Though not very apparent in the photographs the lid has a very subtle dome profile, quite a common feature of French boxes of the period. The lid closes perfectly square on the original brass strip hinge. Original lock. The lock and hasp are original but the key is for decorative only. The interior features the original silk lining with deep buttoned panels to the lid and base….all void of tears and wear through. An excellent example of this particular style of French woodenware. Recommended. Unpacked weight 0.8Kg.
Antique Boxes & Collectables has clarified that the Exquisite French Inlaid – Parquetry Glove – Jewellery Box c.1870 (LA327966) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being C1870
Postage/packaging is included within the price for deliveries within mainland UK (excluding Highlands & Islands). For other locations please request a quote prior to making a purchase. Items featuring rosewood will require an export permit for deliveries to Northern Ireland and any location other than the UK and will incur an additional cost and delay in despatch.