Tea box, in boulle marquetry with porcelain service, Japanese decor

Tea box, in boulle marquetry with porcelain service, Japanese decor
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A very refined French tea box from the Napoleon III period. Finely made in Boulle marquetry, mother-of-pearl and gilded brass. Inside, you could find a 3 piece porcelain set. Delicately hand painted. Overall in very good condition. Traces of use. Some parts of the paintings on the pots are fading.

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A little history about the Boulle Marquetry:
Boulle marquetry is a decorative technique using cutouts of copper, brass and red tortoiseshell cut to form negative and symmetrical designs. The period Boulle furniture dates from Louis XIV. Many quality creations were produced in the 19th century under Napoleon III.

Boulle marquetry is a technique used to obtain negative patterns made up of two different materials such as copper and tortoiseshell or pewter and mother-of-pearl. It is also called "metal mosaic" due to the use of copper or brass plates.

It takes its name from Charles-André Boulle (1642-1732), master cabinetmaker to King Louis XIV, who made it famous thanks to his beautiful cabinets, cabinets and other furniture in marquetry. He used as patterns the designs of the ornamentalist Jean 1er Bérain.


Style Second Empire style, Napoleon III style (Boxes, Cases, Kits of Second Empire style, Napoleon III style Style)
Period 19th century (Boxes, Cases, Kits 19th century)
Width (cm) 28.5
Height (cm) 20.5
Materials Mother-of-pearl, Porcelain, Brass, Gilt bronze, Wood
Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
Location 33930, VENDAYS MONTALIVET, France
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