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French Boulle Scent Bottle Box

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Category
Reference
500267GAC
Height
9.5 cm (3 3/4")
Width
14.5 cm (5 3/4")
Depth
8 cm (3 1/4")
French Serpentine Boulle scent bottle box with beautiful vibrant red tortoiseshell and engraved brass. The interior contains silk lined compartments housing three exquisite glass scent bottles each beautifully gilded and in A1 condition.

This boulle scent bottle box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key. The key must be turned clockwise to unlock.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

Important information below.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office . Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.

Vanity Boxes
Dressing Cases and Vanity Boxes were made to carry personal and toiletry items during travel for the genteel ladies and gentlemen and were popular from the end of 18th Century to the last quarter of the 19th Century. During the first part of this period most Dressing Cases were made for men. These were used for going to war, for education or even just visiting friends. Ladies during this time did not travel very much therefore not many ladies vanity cases were available. However, from the beginning of the 19th Century cases for ladies became more popular for long visits to grand houses visiting relatives or friends.
The Vanity / Dressing Boxes would contain perfume bottles, mirrors, brushes, combs, manicure sets and sometimes items for writing and concealed jewellery trays. The popularity declined for men during the Victorian era because men were expected to be more masculine and ladies to be soft and pretty. Towards the end of the 19th Century Dressing Boxes became popular with all ladies, not just the more affluent.

Mark Goodger Antiques is a member of BADA, LAPADA, CADA and sits on the council for BADA and CADA , so you can buy with confidence.
Height
9.5 cm (3 3/4")
Width
14.5 cm (5 3/4")
Depth
8 cm (3 1/4")
Period
Victorian
Year
Circa 1840
Medium
Tortoiseshell, brass, glass
Country
France