FRENCH CHARLES X GILT BRONZE AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL BOX.
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Small, oval Charles X box in mother of pearl and gilded bronze with a flower-shaped key. The lid has a white nacre plate and is decorated with a central medallion that displays colorful dried flowers on a gray background, preserved under cambered glass. The gilt bronze setting is adorned with vines, branches, and honeysuckle. Friezes of stylized flowers and gilt bronze foliage are set around the edge of the lid and the box. A ring of gilded latticework frames the lid and base of the box. The two high handles are adorned with cornucopias, honeysuckle, and foliage. Very detailed quality of sculpting.
Dim: W: 9,8 in - D: 5,1in - H: 2,6in.
Dim: L:25cm, P:13cm, H:6,5cm.
Charles X. Circa 1820-1830.