Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry. Younger son of King Charles X of France and Carolina of Naples and Sicily, daughter of King Francis I of the Two Sicilies.She served as regent of Parma during the minority of her son from 1854 until 1859. In the Book of Hours, there is also the King Louis XVI testament and the last letter of Marie-Antoinette.
Marie Antoinette wrote this letter to the Conciergerie on October 16, 1793, in the early morning, a few hours before being guillotined. She wrote to the sister of King Louis XVI, "Madame Elisabeth": It is to you, my sister, that I write for the last time. I have just been sentenced... This letter has never been delivered to the recipient.
It has been kept by the public prosecutor, found only in 1816 and. Published the same year in memory of a great queen. Back again to the description of the items for sale. This lovely box is in the shape on fashion during the 1820's - 1830's but the monogram, in Gothic style, is typical from the 1850's.
I guess this box has been offered to some nice people at that time. Inside the box there are still the original superb Palais Royal mother of pearl sewing tools. One thread winder (the other one is missing). A needle case inlaid with a gold enameled pansy (9,3 x 2 cm or 3" 5/8 x 3/4") A bodkin (early needle).A cut crystal and silver perfume holder (the internal stopper is still present) 7,5 x 2 cm or 27/8 x. A pair of scissors engraved with pansies (9,5 x 4 cm or 3.75 x 1.5 inches). Gold enameled pansy is missing. Diameter about 1.4 cm or about 0.5 inch. There is still the original silk pillow which sits on top of the tray. A mirror in the lid of the box. The book of hours : 11,8 x 8 cm or 4.5 x 3 inches, thickness: 2 cm or 0.75 inch.
The box measures: 24,3 x 17 cm height: 14 cm or 9.5 x 6.75 inches height. Condition is rather good for the age. Please note a few missings of inlaid wood on the box and a few little cracks on its lid. There are some little damages on the tools shown on pictures.
The pair of scissors, the needle case and the perfume holder are in good condition. The thimble is fine but there is a natural hairline to the MOP and the.
The book of hours is also in pretty good condition, only a few spots of rust inside attesting the age. But I made much more pictures and I will be glad to send you some of them, please feel free to ask. This is a very rare historical item! Guarantee: I sell only original antiques, no reproductions!
All my parcels are tracked and fully insured. The item "RARE 1820's PALAIS ROYAL SEWING BOX MOTHER OF PEARL Scissors Needle case etc" is in sale since Thursday, September 10, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts". The seller is "magicbroc" and is located in St Leu la Forêt. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.