Inlaid perfume bottle casket believed to have made in France during the final quarter of the 1800’s in very fine condition. Veneered with amboyna, generally regarded as one of the most attractive veneers used on boxes during the 19th century. The colour and grain of the veneer is superb. All veneer is original, complete and boasts an unspoilt patina. Original inlaid cartouche and escutcheon. It is however the inlaid bands that extend from the back edge of the lid and continues down and across the front of the base section that brings this box ‘alive’. The bands comprise of four very fine metal strips and a combination of tiny strips and triangular shapes of metal, veneer and abalone shell, in excess of 200 pieces all in very good condition. The effect of the bands is to emphasise both height and width. The lid closes perfectly square. Original hinges and lock with two replacement working keys supplied. The box interior is equally impressive. Original wooden panels with the original white finish with blue velvet panel to the lid and sections for the three matching bottles. The bottles are all in very good condition and complete with the original stoppers. A fine quality item in a condition to please and an item that displays beautifully.
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