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Exquisite Hand Painted Boudoir Box (hw864)

This is one of the most impressive items we have ever seen. It is a French, silk covered box, dating to the late Victorian, possibly early Edwardian era. This very large box has a delightful shape and is covered with a cream silk fabric. The padded lid bears a breathtakingly beautiful work of art; an expertly painted scene of goldfinches and frilly poppies and buds; quite the most stunning example which is signed by the artist: L Gillont. The box opens to reveal an interior lined with silk. There is also a lock (but no key!) and a Mother of Pearl escutcheon. The box may have once held a selection of seriously luxurious chocolates - in the days when a box of chocolates were given to wealthy ladies by a suitor, hoping to win their adoration! It may have been intended to hold other items such as jewellery or stationery and given its supreme quality, would have been an extremely special and valuable gift.

A true piece of antique French chic, totally unique and totally beautiful.

The box is approximately 53cm at the widest, 45cm at the deepest and 10cm high. It has age-related wear and markings with some breaks in the silk here and there, the main are at the top and bottom right edge on the lid. There are age-related markings to the inside and some small areas of wear to the edges and tiny parts of the braiding. Four small indentations on the base indicate that this may have once had tiny feet.

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Price: £ 525.00
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UK Pounds £ 525.00
Euros € 588.00
United States $ $ 666.75
Japanese Yen ¥ 75,317
Australian $ $ 929.25
Canadian $ $ 892.50
Hong Kong $ $ 5,223.75
Exquisite Hand Painted Boudoir Box
(Product Code: hw864)
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