Fabulous dressing table or desk box, Napoleon III to Edwardian era (c.1860-1900), large at 3 1/4" tall, 3 1/8" diameter and with a smoothly-fitted hinged lid. Superb crown monogram "P" means it was initially commissioned for what looks most like an Italian Countess. The crowns are all designated for title, and items with crowns cannot be made for or worn by anyone who does not hold those titles. This one has been in my collection for decades, as my maiden name begins with P. Found ages ago while buying in France, I've loved it.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. The only flaw is a bit missing on the inner bottom half, lip that is covered by the lid as it closes. No warp, nothing to diminish display enjoyment or use. Hinge is tight and it closes perfectly. Measurements noted on the photos.
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Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.