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A rare and important French ormolu/bronze and Sevres style turquoise porcelain jewelry box casket on matching French ormolu/bronze table with Sevres style porcelain plaques.
"The Marie Antoinette Jewelry Box"
Late 19th century, circa 1880s.
The box with inset porcelain plaques throughout including plaques of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and Putti, between columns decorated with crowned "LL". The interior is lined with padded blue velvet.
Measures: Box: 20" high x 31" wide x 18" deep
The rectangular ormolu//bronze table was made specifically for the jewelry box/casket, at the same time as the table. Goes to show how important and impressive this box was. The table, also lined with blue velvet on top, finely painted porcelain plaques. The sides painted with Marie Antoinette's monogram.
Table: 32" high x 37" wide x 24" deep
There are only two examples of this jewelry box and table known today. One is currently in a Museum in Tehran, Iran. The Shah of Iran bought it for his country and is on public display. The example offered here, is the other known to date.
More information and photos available upon request.