Napoleon III Marquetry Box

Napoleon III rosewood marquetry box with bronze detailing monogrammed FD, c. 1860. Engraved with the name of the nineteenth century ebenist, Theodore Annee, along with the address of his atelier, 22 Rue Chapon Paris. Originally owned by the noble family Franchet d'Esperey, the patriarch of which worked with the renowned French general Lyautey during World War I. Includes original working lock and key.

12" L X 8.75" W X 4.5" H   

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