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19th Century Silver-Plate Patch Box Festooned with Arabesque Flowers and Leaves
19th Century Silver-Plate Patch Box Festooned with Arabesque Flowers and Leaves


 
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Nineteenth Century silver-plate patch box with central cartouche surrounded by embossed arabesque flowers and leaves on both the front and back. Has ring which allows it be worn as a locket. Interior is gold washed and houses an original convex mirror (shows whole face) in perfect condition. 1.5 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. See example of antique patches in picture below.
Our Price: $300.00

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