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Antique French Shell Art Miniature Vanity Bonbon Box

Antique French Shell Art Miniature Vanity Bonbon Box Antique French Shell Art Miniature Vanity Bonbon Box Antique French Shell Art Miniature Vanity Bonbon Box
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As seen in Victorian Homes Magazine

Exceptional Antique Shellwork Box, in wonderful condition, this 19th century French decorative box was made in the shape of a tiny little Vanity. Designed as a bon-bon box from a luxury candy store {at the seaside in France} and intended for later use as dollhouse furnishing or sewing box. The boxes in the shape of miniature furniture were produced in much smaller quantities, this is what makes them more collectable and rare to find.  

Made with a heavy card stock foundation that is decorated with artistic papers, mirrors,and miniature seashells to simulate carving. This decorative piece features beautiful shells on the back, around the mirror, the top and the bottom. A variety of shells were used to create the artwork, it's rare to find these collectable boxes with almost all the shells intact, there are just a few tiny shells missing.

The box is covered with red marbled paper. Fantastic detailed design, this treasure has two pin cushions covered in a soft yellow-green fabric, some of the shells may have been reglued by original collector. Underneath each cusion, a place to store needles or pins. The center drawer slides out for more storage, lined in pink. A fabulous addition to your collection of English and French candy containers shell antiques and sailor's valentines.

  • Measures 5" x 3" x 6-1/4"h.
$285.00
1 in stock
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