Divine Antique French Boudoir Etui & Love Poems Date1824 Mother Of Pearl Inners For Sale
Divine antique French treasures &belle brocante
from beyond the gates of Le Petit Chateau.
DIVINE ANTIQUE FRENCH BOUDOIR ETUI & LOVE POEMS DATED 1824 DIVINE MOTHER OF PEARL & GOLD INNERS
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This beautiful antique French boudoir etui is such a wonderful timeworn treasure. I absolutely adore pieces that have a story and this box has hidden love poems and dedications dated 1824. I wonder which mademoiselle was the recipient of this exquisite gift?
It comes with chateau provenance and I will furnish the winner with the details. I only wish I could find more of the chateau history to tie the box to one certain mademoiselle!
The box itself is walnut, timeworn and would polish so beautifully. The brass escutcheon and shield plate from the lid are missing and again could be restored if required. The handle is timeworn but all still good and strong.
The lid hinge works perfectly well and the lid sits well. The box sits on four small brass ball feet.
The inner lid has the most delicieux looking glass, silvered with age to a look that simply could not be reproduced.
And then the amazing inner!!! Alift out trayof pale oyster silk velvet that is fitted to contain its wonderful contents. The back of the tray carries a charming vignette of roses in a basket made up of silk ribbons and gold wire thread embroidery. There are two round mirrored slots where one is filling with a sewing wheel.
The tools although some are timeworn are amazing!!
A mother of pearl thimble with a tiny gold and enamelled flower vignette and gold borders. A little of the vignette is chipped but the mother of pearl is in amazing condition.
A tiny cut glass glass perfume bottle with a gold lid. The inner miniscule stopper is intact but there is a tiny chip to the neck which is hidden by the lid. The bottle measures 3cms x 3cms.
A mother of pearl perfule bottle again with gold bands and a gold and enamel vignette in perfect condition. 7cms x 1.5cms.
A mother of pearl sewing wheel perfect condition 3cms in diameter.
A mother of pearl sewing penknife like tool, one mother of pearl cutter intact decorated with dots and a ribbed centre. 7.5cms x 1cm
A pair of mother of pearl , gold and steel scissors. Sadly one finger ring broken.
A mother of pearl ended hook in steel. The two pieces come apart at the gold band. The mother of pearl top has a beautiful fan design.
The underside of the tray reveals the hidden romance of the etui. In old sepia ink it carries a message of the " Coeur" (heart) and there is a faded pencil romance poem dated 1824 and there is another faded message on the right hand side.
The inner base is lined with Paris pink silk, all inact.
The box measures:
Width 6.75" (17cms)
Height 3" (7.5cms)
Depth 4.75" (12.5cms)
A wonderful old French treasure full of faded elegance and intrigue.
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