Antique French Palais Royal Gilt Brass & Leather Scent Box with Glass Bottles (Code 1533)
A very attractive late 19th century twin perfume bottle set in a tooled and gilded leather case. The case is deeply tooled with textured ground and decorative forms which have been finished in gilt. There are two brass straps over the lid, just for decoration, and there is a small lock with key and later tassel. It has a fitted interior with red satin lining and red velvet mounts for the two cut glass perfume bottles which are the originals and even have the original stoppers. On opening the front panel falls forward to make accessing the bottles easier. This type of item is associated with retail at the Palais Royal in Paris and it is likely they were acquired there sometime around the end of the 19th century.
Some wear to the exterior as expected with gilt rubbing at the handling points on the lid etc. Wear and aging to the red velvet around the base. Interior and bottles remarkably good, slight nibbles to stopper pegs of the bottles. Lock appears to be seized and does not function.
Height: 11.3 cm ( 4 3/8 inch )
Width: 15.2 cm ( 6 inch )
Weight: 456 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1533 JN19-1
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