A French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Alabaster Grande Boîte
Item # 8022
A superb and large scale French 19th century Louis XVI st. alabaster Grande Boîte. This large scale centerpiece coffer is raised on ormolu topie shaped feet below the stunning onyx base. The main body is in alabaster and has fine carvings of two charming lovebirds on the front. At each side are striking and finely chased ormolu scrolled handles. The very impressive silvered bronze lid has a Rai de Coeur chased border topped by a quiver of arrows amidst ribbons and foliate.