BIG Antique Pair French Napoleon III Baroque Inlaid Wood Marquetry Boxes Caskets

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Seller: ri2u (3,529) 100%, Location: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 174026743122 Today we are offering for sale a rare and absolutely stunning pair of antique Palace-size marquetry French boxes! Expertly and intricately crafted in the 19th century, this pair of dressing room storage caskets feature contrasting marquetry. In very good antique condition, with very minimal wear commensurate with age and fragility. Each box has a naturally-occurring hairline split that goes across the bottom and up the to the edge of the bottom molding on either side (which happens with pieces like this because of the difference in humidity from Europe to US). The marquetry is in very good antique condition. No fading or splitting. The interior of each box is in very good antique condition, with hardly any wear at all. Dimensions of each box: Length: 19" Depth: 13 1/2" Height: 7 1/8" HUGE PALACE Pair French 19thC Napoleon III Second Empire Marquetry Boxes Caskets BIG Antique Pair French Napoleon III Baroque Inlaid Wood Marquetry Boxes Caskets Click images to enlarge Description Today we are very excited to offer for sale an extremely rare and absolutely stunning pair of antique Palace-size marquetry French boxes! This once-in-a-lifetime pair of boxes is beautiful beyond words! Expertly and intricately crafted in France in the 19th century, this pair of dressing room storage caskets were no doubt commissioned and crafted for an aristocratic noblewoman or wealthy upper class person to store valuable and precious treasures. Each box is just the epitome of elegance and luxury, from a bygone era of refinement and beauty when even the most humble object, like a storage box, was ornamented and luxuriated to be a work of art itself. Both boxes are Palace or Chateau-sized, meaning their larger than usual size indicates grand and noble object(s) was stored within. We believe these boxes were used in a ladie's dressing room to store a diadem/tiara or another precious rare object since the interior is luxuriously and softly upholstered to cushion and protect the item. A wonderful and magnificent feature of these boxes that is extremely rare and seldom seem in the open market is the absolutely majestic contrasting marquetry: one box features the same marquetry as the other box but the marquetry wood is reversed. This striking features creates a graphic design contrast between both boxes, highlighting different areas of the marquetry in a play of light and darkness. The marquetry design feature an exuberant and very ornate Napoleon III Second Empire neo-baroque style that recalls the work of André Charles Boulle, the preferred cabinet maker of the Sun King Louis XIV from the 17th century. The interior of each box features luxurious Aquamarine blue silk that is tufted with matching fringe. These caskets were no doubt aquired in France and brought to the US in the late 19th century, a time when the upper strata of Society was buying up all sorts of treasures from France, England, and the rest of Europe, to furnish their lavish mansions. Both boxes present beautifully and are in very good antique condition, with very minimal wear commensurate with age and fragility. Each box has a naturally-occurring hairline split that goes across the bottom and up the to the edge of the bottom molding on either side (which happens with pieces like this because of changes in humidity over time). The marquetry is in very good antique condition. No fading or splitting. The interior of each box is in very good antique condition, with hardly any wear at all. These treasures from a gilded and glamorous time would make a fabulous gift to a bride for her trousseau! These treasure boxes will add old world grandeur and elegance to any room in your home or business! Fresh to the market...Buy them before they're gone! Dimensions of each box: Length: 19" Depth: 13 1/2" Height: 7 1/8" Buy with confidence -- please see our current seller rating! Item(s) will be professionally packed to prevent damage in transit. Feel welcome to message us with further questions or requests for more images, and thank you for looking! 2018/729/K Payment Please remit promptly, via PayPal. Thank you! Shipping We are experienced shippers! Your satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to pack items professionally to earn your 5-Star positive feedback on every transaction. It will be our pleasure to leave you great feedback, in return! Packing time is one day and professional shipping materials are provided at our expense, as a courtesy, our handling charge is applied to insurance coverage. 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Please see terms of use for eBay's Global Shipping for more details. Terms of Sale Returns: All returns are made at the buyer's expense. We will accept returns within 30 days of your receipt of the item, if the item has been materially misrepresented. A restocking fee of up to 15% may be withheld from your refund. About Us Rhode Island Antiques Mall What Will YOU Find? Established in 2007, The Rhode Island Antiques Mall (adjacent to I-95, exit 30, in historic Pawtucket, RI) is the highest volume antiques mall in the American Northeast! We are a magnet for rare and unusual items! At our nearby office, we list numerous antique, fine art, and collectible finds on eBay every week! AUCTIONS are listed with NO RESERVES. BUY IT NOW listings are offered with competitive pricing. Watch for periodic SALES and Price Reductions! Thanks for looking and check back often! New Items are listed EVERY WEEK. Click "Follow This Seller" in the top right "seller information" box to be kept updated! Contact Us Rhode Island Antiques Mall 345 Fountain Street Pawtucket, RI 02860 Please visit us in Rhode Island and visit us on the web at RIantiquesmall.com Pleae note that all inquiries regarding eBay auctions & sales must be made via eBay messaging, "Contact Seller." Thank you for looking! Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Both boxes present beautifully and are in very good antique condition, with very minimal wear commensurate with age and fragility. Each box has a naturally-occurring hairline split that goes across the bottom and up the to the edge of the bottom molding on either side (which happens with pieces like this because of changes in humidity). The marquetry is in very good antique condition. No fading or splitting. The interior of each box is in very good antique condition, with hardly any wear at all. Please look at full listing and description., Primary Material: Wood, Style: 2nd Empire, Age: 1850-1899, Original/Reproduction: Original, Color: Multi-Color, Country/Region of Origin: France, Type: Boxes

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