Charles X dance card in mother of pearl and bronze, Palais Royal
Interior label: "Balon Palais Royal N°161".
W: 1.8 in – D: 0.4in – H: 2.2 in
Charles X period. French Restauration.
A very rare Charles X ball notebook in mother-of-pearl engraved with plants and decorated with pompon, flowery interlacings and bunches of flowers. An enamelled Palais-Royal flower adorn the main face. Il has its original paper pencil. This ball notebook is typical for the luxury objects of Palais-Royal galleries in Paris during the French Restoration. Very beautiful quality of the chasing and engraving. Balon Palais Royal label N°161.
In the 19th century, the stores of the Palais Royal in Paris were renowned for their elegance and variety. The galleries of the Palais Royal housed luxury boutiques, offering items such as haute couture clothing, refined accessories and exquisite objets d'art. These establishments were frequented by the high society of the day, attracted by the sophisticated ambience and exclusive products.
Some shops specialized in fashion, offering unique creations designed by the best Parisian couturiers. Others offered luxury items such as jewelry, perfumes and decorative objects. The stores of the Palais Royal were therefore not only places to shop, but also spaces imbued with an aristocratic atmosphere and glamour, contributing to the district's reputation in the heart of Paris.