An Exceptionally Fine Example of a French Ormolu Mounted Well Grained Kingwood Jewellery Casket or Table Box of large proportions made in France and firmly attributed to renowned furniture makers Vervelle Audot. Third quarter of the Nineteenth Centiry.
The main outer body of serpentine outline with slight dome hinged cover and a central soft paste porcelain Sevres hand painted plaque within a lavish cast ormolu surround. This magnificent casket ends on a shaped base with lavish cast ormolu mount.
Condition: Superb condition for such an early piece, complete with original working lock and key, some light staining to dark red velvet lining inside. The entire ormolu mounts are in nice untouched condition, wonderful surface patination to kingwood areas. The lid closes firmly however please view final image as the sides of lid do not meet the lower area.
Width: (entire as shown image one, an impressive) 13.75” (35cm). Depth: (at base) 11.25” (29cm). Height: (entire) 5.75” (14.5cm).
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Vervelle Audot was one of the most renowned French cabinet makers, manufacturers and furniture sellers in mid 19th century in 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 the firm over in 1856 and became known as H. Audot Dallongeville working from Rue Neuve-Montmorency before taking back the original Vervelle House premises.
They made all sorts of small pieces of furniture, including boxes, caskets, and liqueurs cellars.
The Decorative Arts Museum in Paris located at 107 Rue de Rivoli has several of the firm’s furniture drawings including similar objects.