Obviously designed for personage of means and wealth , this antique is a rarity. Likenesses are available, but they lack the beautiful condition of the silver plating and its heavy gauge and/or their designs are of a lesser quality. Many weigh less than half of the weight of this listing and nearly all show considerable wear to the plating - exposing the non-precious base metal, typically copper/brass. This most impressive piece allows the owner/traveler to transport/carry the jewelry box by use of a hinged handle attached to the top of the box/chest.
The 5 height dimension, previously noted, does not include the handle. The seemingly meandering, ribbon-like, floating long stem floral foliage in high relief counters the massive 4.5 lb weight of the chest.The delicacy of the design is light and airy; further enhanced by the rosettes interspersed throughout, along with the scalloped detail trim around the entire perimeter of all four(4) sides as well as the entire perimeter of the half circle hinged lid/top. This drastic contrast between the massive weight and the'light' detail of the decoration seem to make for a good union. Finishing touches/detail are the Royal French lily emblems that create a panel effect on the top, front and back sides. Royal French lilies resemble the French fleur-de-lis symbol.
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The item "Vtq Heavy French Floral Silver Plate Handle Trunk Treasure Chest Jewelry Box Key" is in sale since Tuesday, June 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Jewelry Boxes & Organizers\Jewelry Boxes". The seller is "younique_expressions" and is located in Norcross, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.