This very special piece dates from the 19th century and it has a little surprise. Not only is it a beautiful perfume case, housing two gilt edge glass perfume bottles, but it is also a music box!
A red satin interior appears to be a 20th century restoration, but it has been done beautifully, with a gold cord trim.
The lovely glass bottles nestle snugly inside this fabulous walnut burl veneer box, and you can still detect a bit of the old perfume fragrance when you open them. The top of the box features a beautiful inlaid design.
A brass winding mechanism can be found on the bottom of the box, along with four brass feet.
A truly magical piece that would make a wonderful gift.
+++ Measurements +++
5 3/4" x 4" x 3 1/4"
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition with some minor surface wear, faint scratches, and a few cracks and chips in the veneer. The lining does appear to have been replaced/totally restored.
I am uncertain if the key is original but the locking mechanism does not appear to function.
The music box functions wonderfully.
The bottles are in good condition and there is a remnant of perfume fragrance still inside.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.