Napoleon III Herbalist Scale, France, 1870s For Sale
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Napoleon III Herbalist Scale, France, 1870s

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A petite marble top Napoleon lll herbalist scale, French, circa 1870. This lovely little scale was used to measure herbs and tobacco. The white marble top has gray veining and bull nose edges with beveled corners. Ebonized wood base with thin inlaid bands. Both sides display the glass encased scale, with handsome brass framing. Two rounded brass plateaux scoops rest on either side, both having broad tabbed handles with years of impressed inspection marks. The scale is functioning and measures up to 500 grams, or one half pound.

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  • Condition Details
    Some dents and fading on the wood. Discolored area on the marble top, as well as little nicks or pits at the edges. Typical for age and use.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 6.50 in. x W 12.50 in. x D 6.00 in.H 16.51 cm x W 31.75 cm x D 15.24 cm
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Seller Reference Number
    CC16
  • Reference Number
    LU86909108701
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