Antique 18thC French Billet Doux, Vermeil Rings on Vernis Martin Love Notes Etui
Antique 18th Century French Billet Doux, Vermeil Rings on Vernis Martin Love Notes Etui. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. 18th century Billet Doux (love notes case/courier's etui). Unique paintings, all images of death - riderless horse, children figures carrying a body or sick person, and another lying down, supported, and looking toward heaven. A dog symbolizing fidelity, detailed landscapes including a house, dog, horse, and 8 people in all. Vernis Martin decorated wood body, shell inner lip, partially polished gilt brass (I think) rings intact as well as unusual rounded end caps, complete. Condition: Very good to excellent for age and type, there are no restorations on the painted surface, 1 noticeable loss on backside which shows red layer under the Vernis Martin painting - interesting. Measurements: 1" diameter, 5 3/4" long.
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- Style: French
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: France
- Material: Vernis Martin
- Age: Pre-1800