Antique French Tahan 12.5 Jewelry or Sewing Box, Chest, Kingwood, Gilt Ormolu

Antique French Tahan 12.5 Jewelry or Sewing Box, Chest, Kingwood, Gilt Ormolu

Antique French Tahan 12.5 Jewelry or Sewing Box, Chest, Kingwood, Gilt Ormolu
12.5 Jewelry or Sewing Box, Chest, Kingwood & Figural Gilt Ormolu. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure.

No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. Exceptional antique French Napoleon III era 12 5/8 jewelry, vanity or sewing chest, box, elegant kingwood veneers with ornate gilt ormolu accenting, including figural corner appliqu├ęs and wonderful condition! No markings on this one but I would definitely not be surprised if it was the work of Tahan, Vervelle or other master French ebaniste. Magnificent in every respect and I simply can't believe the wonderful condition, this one has truly been treasured.

I'm actually thinking about adding this one to my personal collection so hurry up before I do! The only real flaw that I can see with the box is that it appears to be missing an escutcheon. Working lock with ornate key, near pristine inside and out. The interior has the original tan moire silk lining, entirely intact but with a bit of fraying at the box edges and some age darkening and missing some of the braided piping. There are also chips to the dark ebonized inside rim veneers at the front corners, box and lid.

HEAVY, the box weighs an impressive 5 lbs, 4 oz. See images for all measurements.

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_gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Antique French Tahan 12.5 Jewelry or Sewing Box, Chest, Kingwood, Gilt Ormolu" is in sale since Friday, March 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Antique French Tahan 12.5 Jewelry or Sewing Box, Chest, Kingwood, Gilt Ormolu