Secret book box compartment 1805 beautiful gilt ornamented rareBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Discussions du Code Civil dans le Conseil Detat, par MM. Jouanneau, L., C., et Solon. 1805, Paris, Chez Demonville.
Book measures: 10 3/8" H X 8 1/2" W.
Beautiful rare early 19th century leather bound secret compartment book-box. Contains four early gilt decorated leather covers from rare books, marbled papers on reverse.
Likely created Paris, c.1850-90.
Rare and very pleasing secret compartment box, here cleverly disguised as a handsome leather bound book.
Overall, very appealing antique artifact and in remarkably well preserved condition. Excellent age patina, likely creating a condition rarity: [various [mostly minor] signs of time and handling, all of which somehow enhance the appearance for modern eyes].
Spectacular cover and spine intricately and decoratively gilt stamped.
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