Wonderful decorative Antique French Gilt Ormolu Jewelry Casket with beveled glass top. In the late 1800's and early 1900's these boxes were sold as Grand Tour Souvenirs to traveling nobility or the "well to do". The top glass of this one was engraved with the owner's imonogram, and the year 1901.
This charming piece shows wear, but is a little gem to display on your vanity to hold your diamonds, or two little paper wrapped chocolate bonbons. The glass is set in diamond pointe gold plated brass. The silk pillow is intact, but has wear and shredding as shown. A little shabby, the metal base is highly ornate but does have wear to the gilt, and it may not stand 100% as straight as it did over 100 years ago.