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Antique French Gilt Bronze Vanity Box with a Hand Painted Enamel Portrait

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An antique French gilt bronze dresser or vanity box of circular form with an inset hand-painted enamel portrait miniature of a woman in profile. The Limoges-style portrait plaque is encircled by a bronze doré laurel leaf border framed by four applied embellishments of c-scrolls and flowers. The 19th century Second Empire / Napoleon III hinged box is lined with its original dark olive green velvet, has working hinges, and snaps closed securely. Very good condition with some spots of verdigris and darkening of the gilt finish around the applied elements, measuring 4 in. diameter. During the 19th century, travelers in France purchased these keepsake boxes and jewelry caskets as souvenirs of their Grand Tour.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.75 in. (4.45 cm)Diameter: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Napoleon III (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. some spots of verdigris and darkening of the gilt finish around the applied elements.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: AHK1651M1stDibs: LU1892315049112

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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