Signature to the lock plate: Vervelle Paris. Measures 4" x 4" x 4 1/8 height. In very good antique condition with general wear. A scratch to the veneer near the lock as shown. Wear to the foil paper lining expected from use and age.
To the underside of the box is a chip to the base veneer (shown in the picture), this is only visible when the box is turned upside down. The firm of Maison Vervelle was one of the most renowned french cabinet makers, manufacturers and furniture sellers in mid 19th century Paris. Jean-Francois Vervelle founded the firm of Maison Vervelle in 1804 and went on to exhibit at the Paris Expositions of 1827 and 1844 as well as at the Paris Exposition Univeselle in 1855. Henry Audot took over the company in 1856 and became known as H.Audot Dallongeville working from 1 rue Neuve-Montmorency in Paris before taking back the original Vervelle House premises. The firm was particularly renowned for making small luxury items and « d'ebenisterie de gout et de fantasie », crafting exquisite pieces of small furniture, boxes, caskets and liquor cellars (tantalus). The Decorative Arts Museum in Paris has several of the firms furniture drawings. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Antique French Tea Caddy Box Signed Vervelle Paris Napoleon III Kingwood Inlay" is in sale since Friday, May 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.