Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay
Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay

Antique French Napoleon III Pocket Watch Box, Burled & Kingwood Veneers, Brass Edge & Inlay

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Elegant antique French Napoleon III era pocket watch box, a marvelous little casket with kingwood & burled veneers, brass edging and strip inlays, cartouche and original fitted interior! What a beautiful contrast with the brass and different veneers!  A place for everything, and everything gloriously in its place - and no excess is too much; that seems to have been the rule of the day. And the day was 1840-70s Napoleon III era, France, the birthplace and time for this superb likely pocket watch box, casket. Entirely made in fine old box wood, then veneered in burled amboyna or walnut and kingwood, brass edging & cartouche! A fine example of the era, aesthetic, and immense allure these old pieces represent. Wildly popular in France and abroad, these glorious old cabinetry pieces proliferated in Napoleon III era France, and we reap the benefit of their popularity and appeal still today in those that survive. One of only a few fabulous old pocket watch caskets that we currently have remaining so, be sure to browse some while you're with us. Thanks! 

While on the subject of fine antique boxes, by the way, I MUST mention to you a fabulous newly published reference book by our friend and customer, Genevieve Cummins of Australia. Over the past several years, Genevieve has been working on a masterpiece of a book, which we've just recently received copies of. It's SUPERB! We're pleased to see our own shop noted in many of the pages, and to revisit so many exceptional antique boxes we've had over the years. Some of you who buy antique boxes from us might well see your own in there, as we did share our images often with Genevieve. Be sure to order it. The title is: "ANTIQUE BOXES, Inside and Out". Hot off the presses, it's got 429 delicious pages of boxes.

Very good condition. No exterior damage or loss that I can see. The interior retains the original small hinged tray to hold the pocket watch (a metal 'spring' beneath makes it pop up some when the lid is opened. Clasp works great. See pictures for measurements.