Isn't it breathtaking! The wood is just stunning on this mid-1800s French scent caddy. Patina on that burled wood and the contrasting kingwood with its brass pencil edging and stringing, and the serpentine front with corner clips. Just gorgeous! And it has the original working key with lock. And the interior lining and fittings look superb for age. Add to that the thrill of opening it to find the 3 perfectly fitted white opaline glass scent or perfume bottles still in their places and still with stoppers - well, quite enough to make up for the couple of smallish flaws. Yes, the center bottle has a broken rim, as you can see from various views. Still - just so pretty! The Napoleon III or mid-Victorian French boxes are always a thrill! 6 1/8" x 3 1/4" and 4 1/8" tall, it's a gem!
Very good for age and type, with 2 flaws notable: 1. lip of 1 scent bottle is broken, as shown. 2. there is a lift or bubble to the veneer on box's top, visible at certain angles of light. In all, a spectacular scent caddy and beautiful inside and outside. Working lock and original key with metallic passementerie tassel still in place. Even the hand applied gold stars and decoration on the old white opaline bottles is really entirely intact and not worn. Measurements are noted on photos.