747 French Casket - Circa 1890 - Paris - Stunning Museum Quality Piece

The Term Museum Quality is often over used by some of my colleagues in the Antique World but This Large French Casket made Circa 1890 is quite simply a Masterclass in Construction, design and yes ... Museum Quality. The Box although not stamped has the hallmarks of one of the top makers in Paris - Possibly Tahan. Lets Start with the Woods used in the Superb French Creation - Rosewood is the dominant wood with Brass. Tortoiseshell and Lapis Lazuli inlay. The Box is mounted with Brass, inlayed with Brass, Abalone Shell and raised on 4 Brass feet. The Top opens to reveal a fitted interior with large storage area. It is very easy to run out of Superlatives with this Box which would make a superb Gift for someone with very special items to store. The original key and working lock are present.

Height 9.5" (24cm) Width 25" (63.5cm) Depth 17" (43cm) €1900