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A HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND FINE ANTIQUE GILT METAL AND SILVER GILT PALAIS ROYAL MUSICAL NECESSAIRE

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A HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND FINE ANTIQUE GILT METAL AND SILVER GILT PALAIS ROYAL MUSICAL NECESSAIRE

£15,950.00

A HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND FINE ANTIQUE GILT METAL AND SILVER GILT PALAIS ROYAL MUSICAL NECESSAIRE

Circa 1820
Height: 3.5 ins / 8.89 cm
Width: 8.75 ins / 22.23 cm
Depth: 7.125 ins / 18.1 cm
Stock Number: GD0256/115
Price: £15950

An exceptional shell-form gilt metal case, with mother-of-pearl half-shell for entire lid, very finely engraved with a continuous garland of exotic flowerheads and leaved branches, the centre with framed bordered pictorial study of a port with large sailing vassal, a shore town and figures unloading goods. The base of the finest gilt-metal that Palais Royale were renowned for, with superb tooled decoration, raised upon five hairy lion paw feet with scalloped centre, start/stop and change/repeat levers to rear, with lid and winding keys. The necessaire tray with full complete contents in silver and gold, with thimble, scissors, stitch pick, needle case, four bobbins and a pair of pattern rules, all inset beautifully and geometrically to the rich blue silk and ringed by light blue rope-twist borders, matching main edge border and finished by larger cream rope stand, lid interior with matching dressage, and twin lid stays, with a very early sectional-comb movement by M. Bordier.

The History of Palais Royal

For collectors of thimbles needlework tools, and needlework boxes some of the most beautiful and sought-after pieces are known collectively as ‘Palais Royal’. The name refers to the Palace in Paris, built for Cardinal Richelieu in 1629. It was originally known as Palais Cardinal but on the death of Richelieu it passed into the ownership of the French royal family. read more

 

 

Promenade of the gallery of the Palais Royal

 

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