Antique French Chocolate Box, Confectioner’s or Chocolatier’s Casket, Religious Medallions. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. Wonderful antique French chocolatier or confectioner’s box, a casket for chocolates with religious Mary with Child & Jesus miniatures framed in ornate gilt pressed card. To this end, we’ve had fine chocolates boxes in everything from tortoise shell to crystal and dore bronze, but this one is printed silk over a cotton-padded box lid, as you can see. This was a house of confection. The earliest confectioner’s boxes were all very small, showing you how the relative value of the rare 1700s imported chocolate (cocoa) became less so over time, yet still warranted a hand made and elegant box. I love this old French tradition. The original paper label on the bottom reads “Firmin Semezis, Distillerie, Confiserie, Rue Neuve du Pont 7, Villeneuve Sur Lot”. Very good condition for age and type, there is very little wear to the corners as you can see in our images. Must have been treasured well over the century. Due to the fragile nature of these, they become more and more available as the centuries pass. Collect them – they’re going up in value all the time. There appears to be missing ribbons on the exterior lid, evidenced by the darkened lines. The interior retains the original paper lining and delicate lace around the sides. There are white glass ball feet on only one side of the box, missing on the other side. I’ll see if we have something that will work as replacements. Otherwise, removing the two existing feet would likely go unnoticed. Measurements are on the photos. We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! 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 replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item “Antique French Chocolate Box, Confectioner’s or Chocolatier’s Casket, Religious” is in sale since Friday, December 14, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Style: French
- Type: Boxes