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Antique French Tortoise Shell Ormolu Jewelry Casket

Antique French Tortoise Shell Ormolu Jewelry Casket

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Organics: Resin: Pre 1900: Item # 1237970

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A large and rare antique, circa 1850, French casein tortoise shell casket with bronze ormolu framework featuring a working lock with key. The casein was applied over mahogany or rosewood creating a sturdy chest. Inside is the original silk lining perfectly intact. This chest is superbly crafted and very well preserved, there is just a little wear on the top and wear to the gold gilt on the bronze ormolu consistent with its age. An impressive piece, this rare beauty measures 9 1/2 wide, almost 7" high, and 5 3/4" deep.