Rare to find 19th century Antique French Shellwork Box, with dimensional Heart shaped decorative design. Heart is surrounded by Pelican's Feet, a shell typically used for borders in the 19th Century Sailor's Valentine pieces. Fantastic detail of elevated feet, and box covered with green & orange marbled paper on the sides.
Shells include soft Green and Pink pearl shells, all firmly set in plaster. Inside, a French pasted down lithograph of "Sur le Pont d'Avignon" French song about the Pont d'Avignon that dates back to the 15th century.Good antique condition, a gem to add to your collection. Please see the companion shellwork box from the same French collector's estate.