HUGE antique French gilt bronze octagon jewelry, trinket box with stunning neoclassical floral wreath repousse decorations throughout and 6 green cabochon stones. The jewelry casket has extensive floral swag decorations on all sides, varying from the base, sides and the lid. The trinket box is lined in beige silk. There is a mark on the bottom that I can not make out. The base and box appear to be one piece, perhaps soldered together or formed and folded in this way. The lid is hinged of course and a separate piece. Based on the size and style of decorations I'd say that this box is c. 1850's or possibly earlier. IF you watch Once Upon a Time, Mr. Gold used a box like this (but beat up and without the stones) as a safe hiding place for the medallion that took them to the real world.
A little side note: This exact same jewellery box was seen on the October 7th airing of Once Upon a Time. Mr. Gold pulled this out from a locked cabinet to release the spirit from The Enchanted Forest. His was pretty beat up and missing the cabochon stones but it was such a delight to see it being used as a medieval / enchanted box.
CONDITION: The condition is excellent with no damage, only slight, normal age appropriate wear. The silk lining is tattered and torn, and, depending on taste and desire of authenticity you may wish to change it.
SIZE: 6 3/4 inches from each of the 6 points. Lid tappers to 5 1/2 inches and it is 1 3/4 inches high.
Andrea, your store is a wonderful treasure trove and your knowledge and class are of a scholarly collector.
I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
All pieces are one of a kind handpicked by yours truly over 40 years to add texture, style and story to your authentic style.
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