By Appointment Only Hertfordshire , England Call Seller 44.773.095.4347


National Treasure - Pauline Bonapart's Empire Period Mahogany Personal Letterbox

Price Upon Request
  • Description
    Antique French A National Treasure - Pauline Bonaparte's (Borghe'se) Empire Period Mahogany Personal Letterbox.


    PARIS FRANCE c.1805

    A Pure Treasure, this wonderful very private and personal Mahogany letterbox belonged to Pauline Borghese (Sister of Napoleon Bonaparte). It is of supreme quality and is adorned with the most excellent quality Ormolu Mounts showing the Royal Cresting of a Princess and confirming its provenance with the Napoleonic Signature Gilded Bronze Bees.
    The personal letter can be posted into the box via a secret cupboard which in turn could only be opened by the Princess knowing where to find the key which is hidden, and then finding the very secret and hidden escutcheon which is the hidden amongst the fine metal decoration.

    Paulina Borghese (Nee Pauline Bonaparte)

    Hotel Charost, 2 rue du Fauberg St Honore Paris ... Now in the British Embassy in Paris

    Literature: The copy of the 1814 inventory (available) of the l'Hotel de la Princesse Pauline-Borghese (now British Embassy)lists a Petite boite a'lettre situated in the Antichambre.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Mahogany.
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: 1805
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Napoleon
    Incollect Reference #: 353219
  • Dimensions
    W. 11.42 in; H. 12.2 in; D. 9.45 in;
    W. 29.01 cm; H. 30.99 cm; D. 24 cm;
Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.