We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. Absolutely French, this glorious hand painted in the manner of Vernis Martin (look up the process on the internet to learn more about this favorite decorative style of Marie-Antoinette), this superb large snuff or patch box is a remarkable 200 years old and more - the experts invariably date these to the Louis XIV period, late 1700s to earliest 1800s. I fully agree with them, and the museum piece you see here might well have spent time at Versailles amid the courtiers of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette's marvelous palace there. Amazing to think of the history this one brings with it, and a very RARE offering, truly. Entirely hand painted, the sides of the box with foliate or laurel bands and several Classical themed figures or figural groupings.
The top holds a hand painted miniature with a Diana the Huntress motif, bow and arrow filled quivers. Very good condition for age and type, with some wear or loss to the painted surface which is quite normal for these old ones. No age or shrinkage cracks to the box. The top miniature oil painting is painted on a slightly convex bronze panel, there is unfortunately one round spot where the paint has been chipped off.Image Hosting by Ruby Lane. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replacable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "Rare Antique 1700s French Snuff Box, Vernis Martin Style & Miniature Painting" is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Snuff Boxes". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California.
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