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Nineteenth Century Louis XVI Silver Plate Patch Box with Embossed Rococo Pattern of Leaves, Flowers and Shells
Nineteenth Century Louis XVI Silver Plate Patch Box with Embossed Rococo Pattern of Leaves, Flowers and Shells


 
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Nineteenth century Louis XVI silver plate patch box with embossed Rococo pattern of leaves, flowers and shells. Superbly decorated on each side. The front focuses around a heart-shaped cartouche surrounded by flower sprays and arabesques. The back is embossed with two fanciful shells and an arabesque double frame. Original antique mirror inside and closes firmly with a satisfying snap. It is 2 inches by 1.5 inches, holds 1/4 oz. (7.5 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: $295.00


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