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Friday Finds: Astounding Antique Boxes

Gilt Bronze Mounted Sevres Jewel Box and Cover with Multi-Panel Scenes

These boxes make the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries or any celebration.

Visit any of these galleries to see more astounding antique boxes in person.

Here are our Friday Finds:

Important Empire Period Paris Porcelain & Ormolu-Mounted Casket/Box/Jewelry Box

Flowery Porcelain & Ormolu-Mounted Jewelry Box

Rectangular shaped two-handled casket decorated and assembled by Feuillet or Sèvres Porcelain manufactures. The cover inset with a simulated hard stone cameo of Ceres in profile to the right within a circular ormolu frame, flanked by scrolling green acanthus issuing pink anthemion and blue flower heads, the side-panels with garlands of flowers on a gilt-ground, the casket with an embossed hand chiseled ormolu frame enclosing four flared rectangular pale-lilac-ground panels with similar decoration centered by trophies, mounted with ormolu double-scroll foliage handles cast with a winged lion mask, supported on four paw feet, the interior fitted with original silk lining and chenille trimming, circa 1815-1820 [ Alexander’s Antiques | Galleries #43 & 85 | 212.935.9386 | alex@alexantiques.com ]

Champleve Enamel Bronze Casket Box

Decorated Antique Casket Box, Enamel and Bronze

A fine champleve enamel decorated bronze casket box, unknown maker’s mark on underside. [ Sakai Antiques Inc. | Gallery # 9 | 212.486.8900 | rsakai@verizon.net ]


French 19th Century Enamel Gold Shell Very Ornate Jewelry Box
Very Ornate Antique French Jewelry Box, Enamel Gold Shell

Rare and unusual 18K gold, enamel and shell jewelry box of French origin, circa 19th century. It is very ornate, with depictions of scenery, farm animals, a boy playing a flute on the bottom, and a picnic at the very top. Detail is excellent and enamel is in good shape throughout. The inside is highlighted by shell inserts. [ Botier Inc. | Gallery #15 | 212.371.2424 | mbotier@hotmail.com ]

Fine English Edwardian Sterling Silver Playing Cards Box

Antique Edwardian sterling silver playing cards box

Edwardian sterling silver playing cards box. Made by Grey & Co. in London in 1902. Rectilinear with corner supports. Each side is faced with antique card “royalty” (1 king, 2 queens, and 1 jack), and has beveled glass. Cover hinged with scrolled tab, and library red lining on interior. Box interior spring-loaded and partitioned. Holds 3 packs. Fully marked. Very good condition. [ Nelson & Nelson Antiques | Gallery #57 | 212.980.5825| nnantiques@aol.com]

A Fine Silver Jewel Box

 

silver jewel box depicting cherubs in a mythological scene

A beautiful German silver jewel box depicting cherubs in a mythological scene. German, late 19th Century. [ Sakai Antiques Inc. | Gallery # 9 | 212.486.8900 | rsakai@verizon.net ]

Gilt Bronze Mounted Sevres Jewel Box and Cover with Multi-Panel Scenes

19th Century Sevres Jewel Box and Cover with Multi-Panel Scenes

A beautiful 19th century gilt bronze mounted sevres jewel box and cover with multi-panel scenes. Of cartouche shape, the top painted with two maidens reclining in a garden attended by Cupid, two musicians and the Commedia dell’Arte figure Pierrot pouring wine, all within an elaborate gilt scroll and rocaille shell surround, the sides with landscapes within similar surrounds as well as a beautiful lovers scene, the interior contains the original silk cushioning. Found throughout the box is intricately hand painted, raised 24-karat gold decoration. Signed on the main panel with the artist’s signature. [ Alexander’s Antiques | Galleries #43 & 85 | 212.935.9386 | alex@alexantiques.com ]

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