French Charles X Bronze Ormolu & Mother of Pearl Box
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French Charles X Bronze Ormolu & Mother of Pearl Box
A Fine Charles X period Ormolu or gilt bronze mounted Mother of Pearl box with key hole. This box although very Empire and Neoclassical fall under the reign of the Charles the X period which followed directly after the Empire period. French, circa: 1815-1825. Measuring: 3" wide by 2" deep by 1.75" high.

Lost wax method was used to create the very fine detail and high quality cast and gilded bronze mounts that are mercury gilded. The gilding is all original and in tact. .

Alas the key is no where to be found but this does not affect the integrity of the piece. The inside still boasts its original mirror in the surface of the lid. The mirror does have one hair line crack. I would not change this mirror at all since its original and period and shows the loss of silver acquiring great character.

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En français: bronze doré coffret empire charles x
Robert L. Reese Antiques & Fine Art © 2004