Vintage French Art Nouveau Beranger Carlin Comforts Metal Trinket Box ~love Book
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Vintage French Art Nouveau Beranger Carlin Comforts Metal Trinket Box ~love Book:
Vintage French Art Nouveau hand painted flowers & bows, metal hinged box.Made to look like a bookabout love, entitled "L' Amour a fait le monde, le monde a fait l' amour.". Signed on binding "Beranger". Signed on the inside cover "Made in France for Carlin Comforts". Measures approximately 4 3/4" X 3 1/4" X 1 1/2". Outside Colors: Overall antique white, with base being more golden yellow tone. Gold page sides. Gold decorative trim accent.Bows & flowers of blue in swag. Main center flower pink, along withseveral small red buds. Blue flower on binding. Inside Colors: Overall golden yellow withtwo red, green stemflowers. Finish shows signs of use & age: Crackles in paint, most seen on outside base and inside of the box. Fine crazing on other areas.Five loss of finish TINY flea spotson cover (examined very closely, you can see that these spots area clean silver finish). Front cover is vaguely spotted, when examined closely, and looking for these spots. The back (or base) has more of this same loss of finish, down to the silver metal.NO areas are continueing to crack, shed, nor peel off, and this item can be handled & used, without fear of further loss of finish. Good decorative & functional condition. 9 photos to view. If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact me. Thank-you.