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ENGLISH & FRENCH ANTIQUE TEXTILES

   

A DELIGHTFUL EARLY 19TH CENTURY WOODEN CHOCOLATE BOX - FRENCH ca.1830

A truly beautiful and unusual painted wood chocolate box, dating to about 1830. It is in yellow and has a wonderful glass covered romantic print, as the lid. There are fabric "pulls" each side for lifting the lid off. The print is tinted in colour and is beautifully executed.

This Chocolatier was opened in the late 1820s, and judging by the colouring of the box, and the high quality, this box was from that period. The interior is lined in beautiful old printed paper in mellow colours.

It is unusual to find antique chocolate boxes in wood, and this makes this lovely piece unique. This Chocolatier still exists in Paris, and still produces high-quality chocolate in all forms.

The condition is extraordinary. Of course there are very slight signs of wear, but all is intact, and it is clean and pure.

Measurements: 7 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Price USD $395.

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