Secret book box compartment 1805 beautiful gilt ornamented rare
Secret book box compartment 1805 beautiful gilt ornamented rare Secret book box compartment 1805 beautiful gilt ornamented rare Secret book box compartment 1805 beautiful gilt ornamented rare
$ 375.00

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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