Large Victorian Antique Mosaic Sadeli Jewelry Box
A stunning antique Sadeli jewelry box made of precious materials and set with a colorful mosaic ornament.
The box dates to the Victorian era (mid-1800's) and comes from Paris (France). The box is in a superb antique condition and was produced in Persia for European export.
The box plays Offenbach opera "Goffmans' Tales", this opera was extremely popular in Paris in the mid-1800's and such jewelry boxes were made to commemorate this beautiful performance.
The box measures 13 x 5.2 x3.2 inches and is preserved with an original key (the lock has to be oiled and looked after).
The inner fabric is a natural pink taffeta is preserved in a superb state without discoloration.
Will make a lovey present for antique jewelry lovers!
Condition note (excellent antique):
-one fabric stud is missing
-traces of old repair (two drops of old clear glue) on the side
-the lock has to be oiled