19th C. Napoleon III French Glove Box, Boulle Inlaid Decoration

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Seller: antiquesandmooresales (6.512) 100%, Location: Hendersonville, North Carolina, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 131993381404 Welcome to Antiques & Moore!THIS LISTING IS FOR A FABULOUS ANTIQUE FRENCH NAPOLEON III FRENCH DROP FRONT GLOVE BOX WITH BOULLE INLAY MEDALLION ON TOP. THE BOX HAS BURLED WOOD INLAID IN THE CENTER PANEL OF THE TOP WITH AN ELABORATE BOULLE WORK OVAL MEDALLION IN THE CENTER. THE INLAID BRASS IS NICELY CUT AND ENGRAVED. THE BURL PANEL IS BANDED AND THE CONTRASTING WOOD THAT BORDERS THE INLAID DECORATION HAS NATURAL GRAINING. ALL INLAID DECORATION IS INTACT AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.THE SIDES OF THE BOX ARE ALL MADE OF BURLED WOOD WITH ROUNDED FRONT CORNERS AND TOP EDGES THAT HAVE AN EBONIZED FINISH. BOX HAS BRASS LOCKING MECHANISM WITH KEY HOLE ON FRONT WITH ORIGINAL KEY INCLUDED. THE INTERIOR OF THE BOX IS LINED WITH ROSE SILK AND THE TOP IS PADDED AND TUFTED. THE FRONT OF THE BOX IS HINGED AND THE FRONT PANEL DROPS DOWN. THE HINGES ARE ALL IN GOOD CONDITION AND WORK PROPERLY.THE BOX IS IN VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR ITS AGE. THE TOP PANEL ON THE BOX HAS A TINY CHIP IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER, THE LOWER LEFT CORNER HAS A SMALL PIECE OF WOOD THAT HAS BEEN REPLACED AND THERE IS A VERY SMALL CHIP IN THE VENEER ABOVE AND RIGHT OF THE KEY HOLE. THE REPLACED SMALL WOOD PIECE ON THE LOWER LEFT CORNER OF THE TOP WAS NOT MITER CUT AND ALTHOUGH NOTICEABLE, IT REALLY DOES NOT DETRACT FROM THE LOOK OF THE BOX. THERE IS ONE SMALL AREA OF MISSING VENEER ON THE UPPER EDGE AT THE LEFT CORNER OF THE DROP-DOWN PANEL. THERE IS ONE OTHER CHIP TO THE VENEER IN THE LEFT LOWER CORNER OF THE RIGHT SIDE WITH AN ADJACENT SPOT ON THE BASE WHERE THE VENEER IS MISSING AND A FLAT PIECE OF VENEER IS MISSING FROM THE BOTTOM ALTHOUGH THE BOX DOES SIT FLAT AND THIS OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT SHOW WHEN THE BOX IS IN PLACE. PLEASE SEE ALL PHOTOS AS PART OF DESCRIPTION.THE SILK INTERIOR HAS WEAR APPROPRIATE TO AGE AND USE. THE TUFTED TOP PANEL IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION ALTHOUGH THERE ARE A COUPLE OF PLACES ON THE INSIDE EDGE THAT HAVE LOST THE SILK COVERING. THE CENTER PANEL IS IN VERY GOOD SHAPE WITH ONLY A FEW FAINT WORN SPOTS AND A COUPLE OF MINOR STAINS. THE BOTTOM PANEL HAS A FEW STAINS AND THE EDGE BEHIND THE LOCK IS LOOSE AND SLIGHTLY TORN. ALTHOUGH THE CONDITION OF THE LINING IS NOTED, IT DEFINITELY REMAINS IN BETTER CONDITION THAN MOST SILK LININGS FROM THIS PERIOD. LINING BASICALLY REFLECTS MINOR WEAR FROM NORMAL USE AND AGE.DATING FROM THE EARLY TO MID-1800's, THESE ELABORATE BOXES WERE POPULAR WITH THE WEALTHY GRAND TOUR TRAVELERS AND WERE FOUND IN THE RENOWNED PALAIS ROYAL SHOPS OF PARIS. THE BOX MEASURES 3 1/84 HIGH, 12 1/2" LONG AND 4" WIDE. WEIGHS 1.10 POUNDS. WE WELCOME INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, HOWEVER, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS SELLERS WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR RANDOM CUSTOMS INSPECTIONS OR ANY CHARGES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THIS PURCHASE. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. Although all sales are considered final, if there is an error in our description or a problem with our item, we will issue a full refund of the purchase price if contacted within 3 days after receipt of the item, however, please note that we cannot refund shipping charges. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! Condition: See description., Style: French, Age: 1800-1849, Primary Material: Wood, Original/Reproduction: Original, Country/Region of Origin: France, Type: Boxes

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