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A Galaxy of Embossed Stars Decorates an Antique Silver-plated Patch Box circa 1882 (NEW)
Galaxy of Embossed Stars Decorate an Antique Silver-plated Patch Box


 
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Antique silver-plated patch box embossed with a multitude of tiny stars on the front and back. The front has a central cartouche surrounded by leaf garlands. Has a ring which allows it be worn as a locket. Interior is gold-washed and houses the original mirror in excellent condition, and closes with a satisfying snap.  1.75 inches across, and the price includes 1/4 oz (8 ml) solid perfume of your choice. Patch boxes came into use during the 18th century at the court of Louis XV, where the use of "beauty patches" was popular. A beauty patch was made of gummed silk and was pasted on the skin as a "beauty mark" to emphasize a woman's facial feature, usually the cheek.
Our Price: $335.00


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