An exceptionally fine antique 19th Century French gilt bronze ormolu jewelry casket by TAHAN, master cabinetmaker to Emperor Napoleon III, ébéniste de l'Empereur. The bombe shaped jewelry casket is richly decorated with elaborate floral and foliate engraving, surmounted by four oval shaped porcelain plaques. Each porcelain panel is beautifully hand painted with flowers on a lovely multicolored ground.To the lid is a charming and idyllic scene of a pair of swans in a lake with a castle chateau in the distance, framed by flowers and leaves. The hinged lid opening to reveal a beautiful cream colored silk lined interior. Signed on the lockplate Tahan Fr de l'Empereur' (supplier to the Emperor). Box measures 7 1/4" length x 5 3/4" wide x 4 1/2 tall. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. Such a fabulous Tahan box, filled with so much character and charm! There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece for any discerning collector. Known for her beauty and impeccable taste, the Empress Eugene enjoyed the reputation as a trend setter and favored the workshop of Tahan. Tahan Fabricant was located at 30 Rue de La Paix from 1849 and subsequently from 1878 at Boulevard des Italiens. His work was exhibited at The London Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851 and the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1855, and on both occasions were awarded medals. His work exhibits such quality and is in high demand by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
Not only did he produce furniture, but also small articles, such beautiful wooden boxes and fine bronze jewelry caskets. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description.Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Antique French TAHAN PARIS Gilt Bronze Jewelry Casket Box Porcelain Plaques" is in sale since Friday, July 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Boxes". The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas.
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