Offered by: Solomon Treasure
1050 Second Ave New York City, NY 10022 , United States Call Seller 917.686.9732

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Rare Important French Ormolu Sevres Style Porcelain Jewelry Box on Bronze Table

$ 985,000
  • Description
    A rare and important French ormolu/bronze and Sevres style turquoise porcelain jewelry box casket on matching French ormolu/bronze table with Sevres style porcelain plaques. "The Marie Antoinette Jewelry Box" Late 19th century, circa 1880s. The box with inset porcelain plaques throughout including plaques of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and Putti, between columns decorated with crowned "LL". The interior is lined with padded blue velvet. Measures: Box: 20" high x 31" wide x 18" deep The rectangular ormolu//bronze table was made specifically for the jewelry box/casket, at the same time as the table. Goes to show how important and impressive this box was. The table, also lined with blue velvet on top, finely painted porcelain plaques. The sides painted with Marie Antoinette's monogram. Table: 32" high x 37" wide x 24" deep There are only two examples of this jewelry box and table known today. One is currently in a Museum in Tehran, Iran. The Shah of Iran bought it for his country and is on public display. The example offered here, is the other known to date. More information and photos available upon request.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Bronze, Enamel, Porcelain, Velvet, Ormolu
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1880
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Napoleon
    Incollect Reference #: 306512
  • Dimensions
    W. 31 in; H. 20 in; Diam. 18 in;
    W. 78.74 cm; H. 50.8 cm; Diam. 45.72 cm;
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