Exceptional Antique French Chocolate Candy Box with a lovely colored romantic print of an engraving by Beauvarlet after Boucher. Francois Boucher was known for his idyllic, pastoral paintings and was he most celebrated rococo artist of the 18th Century. Chocolate was a precious commodity in the nineteenth century. Parisian chocolatiers created beautifully designed works of art to present their decadent chocolates with beauty. This is a luxury box used to present the expensive chocolates in the late 1800's, very early 1900's.
A delicious confection edged in gold metallic passementerie, it is rare to find these larger candy presentation boxes in this condition. Inside, there are paper lace doilies, but these were added by the collector, perhaps to hide the red spot? Fine quality boxes like this were sold in shops in elegant Paris, this is fabulous addition to your collection of jewelry, vanity and French boxes. Display with your lingerie or handkerchief collection, this box would make an elegant way to store your lace treasures. A feminine delight, measures 11" x 8~1/2 x 1~1/2"h.