Exceptional Antique French Estate Shellwork or Coquillage Box, with tall shells on the top, and a beautiful decorative design. Fantastic detail of elevated gesso and gilded feet, this rare box is covered with tiny and rare to find shells with pearlescent glimmer. The box has a black border.
From a French collector's estate, the pink, lavender, purple, mother of pearl and natural colored shells are firmly set in plaster. Inside, the paper covered box has a mirror. This is a rare find, there is some loss as shown, a collectible gem to add to your collection.