Beautiful antique English Victorian era coromandel double scent or perfume casket, a gorgeous antique box with Gothic style gilt bronze straps, chest style domed top and unique porcelain plaque cartouche with romantic themed couple in a garden setting! Completely veneered in coromandel, a rare exotic wood and highly sought after for its beautiful, rich figured grain patterns. Gothic look with its gilded bronze straps across the lid, down the front & back and framing the porcelain cartouche. Inside are the original fittings and linings, nestling two nearly as beautiful cut crystal perfume or cologne decanters, possibly Baccarat though no markings. The box itself, however, is marked inside on an engraved brass plaque and reads "HUNT Ipswich" though I've not been able to find any information about the maker (or retailer, if that's what Hunt was). A fabulous box, as opulent as can be!
Excellent condition. No damage to either of the bottles, both with screw-on brass caps and original interior stoppers. The stoppers are actually quite wide in diameter and the bottles could also be used for liqueur and the box a small tantalus perhaps? The box is superb with no veneer loss or repair and only a few faint hairline splits visible on the curved top. See images for all measurements.
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