1818 French Palais Royal Vanity Sewing Chest, Box, Mother of Pearl 18k sewing, BIG! All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure.
No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers.Spectacular large travel chest (trousse de voyage) from the boutiques flanking the garden of the Palais Royal, c. 1818, the set is complete but for 1 item: drinking cup which would have rested in that front left corner, and into which a sheathed and silver vermeil covered jar nests. You'd hardly even notice it, just that the size opening indicates it. 2 silver & 18k gold (vermeil) capped inkwells. 2 sterling & 18k gold (vermeil) covered vanity jars (round). 1 sterling & 18k gold (vermeil) covered vanity jars (long rectangle). 2 sterling & 18k gold (vermeil) covered scent bottles (rectangle).
2 covered glass vanity jars. 1 ebony vial, mother of pearl and 18k gold lid. 1 sterling & 18k gold (vermeil) perfume funnel. 1 sterling & 18k gold (vermeil) eye wash cup. 1 ebony sealing wax holder with seal matrix end, vermeil, MOP top.4 perfect mother of pearl snowflake silk winders. 2 perfect mother of pearl spool with gold metallic thread. 1 mother of pearl and 18k gold thimble. 1 mother of pearl and 18k gold scissors.
1 mother of pearl and 18k gold needle case. 1 mother of pearl and 18k gold stiletto. 1 mother of pearl bodkin (ribbon threading needle).
Our many photos show it well, but it is really just stunning in person. So rare to find without losses, damage. Even the old mirror with easel stand is still there and not broken. Some age to its silvering, visible. I see I have no photos of it outside the box.
It has a cream silk satin backing and covered stand that are in very fine condition. I do not think that ric-rac is original. Probably had some other border. The interior is in very nice condition.Obvious that this has been an unused treasure, or perhaps in museum for its couple of centuries, or simply stuck in the treasure trove closets of a longtime family chateau. On the outside of the chest, I've drawn your attention to a couple of insets in the old wood. I'm not sure when or why that might have been done. Both handles are intact, strong, working, and are steel. Overall, one of the layered old cases we love to find. It won't last long. We hope to determine the silversmith for this one. We've shown it clearly. We've checked our online go-to, and our own French silver marks books and did not find it. I will say, the vermeil on this set is pristine. Very slight nip and a flash to the glass, have shown the'big' one on the long rectangular box, and it's about 3/16th inch, inner upper rim, doesn't even show on level. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable.
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We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). 1818 French Palais Royal Vanity Sewing Chest, Box, Mother of Pearl & 18k" is in sale since Thursday, January 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Sewing (Pre-1930)\Needles & Cases".
The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.