French Antique Copper

Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key

Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key
Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key
Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key
Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key
Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key
Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key
Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key
Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key
Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key
Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key
Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key
Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key

Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key
This is an antique French jewellery box that is made from a gilt cast metal (brass or looks more like copper to me) and has a blue silk interior padded lining. The exterior has been decorated in a medieval style with foliage, animals and a man holding a dog or mythical animal by the mouth... Another two similar animals behind him. It could by a mythical two headed beast he is fighting actually in the middle. He has a shoulder bag and a moustache so its not a lady.

This central picture has an entwined like ropes design around it which looks Celtic too. This central design then has a Lady in each corner.. At the bottom they are both sat down and at the top they look to be flying pose.. Around this outside is an elaborate design of foliage which has 2 urns near the top and grapes as well as two FISH which are back to back in the centre..

A BIRD at either side as well at the top line. At the bottom front of the lid it has a raised oval cartouche which has a mythical beast holding it from both sides. This bit of course is the part you hold to open the lid. The outsides of the box are just as elaborate set out in double design with foliage - flowers - birds - beasts. The same design on the two ends and the same on the two sides. The feet are applied on the corners and they are open work elaborate too. Paris on the gilt base. Comes with its original gilt ornate key. I would imagine the top picture is from some CLASSICAL story but I dont know which one it is. In collectable condition with normal signs of age and use wear.

A lot of the gilding has been worn off but no damage to the metalware. The padded silk lining inside has some areas of damage, mostly on the edges. It does have a slight wobble to it when standing. Please see pictures for more details. 70mm tall x 112mm x 95mm.

It is about 4 and 1/2 inch x 3 and 3/4 inch lid x 3 inch tall... And the legs are splayed out so it is a little bit larger on the base area. My measurements are done with an electronic digital caliper and small weighing scales where appropriate. The item "Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key" is in sale since Sunday, March 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "diggerlee" and is located in Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Age: 1849-1900
  • Maker: A. PARIS
  • Material: Copper
  • Type: Box
  • Country/Region of Origin: France

Late 19thC French Gilt Cast Copper Padded Jewellery Box Casket AB Paris + Key