The center of the cartouche has the monogram CD. The box comes with a key and does lock, although with some assistance. The box is in very good condition for its age with some signs of 100 years plus existence: there is a ding in the top near the rim as shown, the gold band surrounding the top has a bit of gilt loss and may have been repaired. The piece that holds in the round dish has had a repair. The hinges are sound and there no cracks or breaks.
To lock the box, hold the top and bottom firmly together and turn the key anti-clockwise. Measurements are: 12 by 9 by 2 tall. The item "Antique French Napoleon III Game Jewelry Box with Key" is in sale since Sunday, February 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes".
The seller is "julietjonesvintage" and is located in Palm Harbor, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.