"Preciously Gilt Shoebox, Alph. Giroux, Supplier Of The Court"
A very neat display case, probably to receive a luxurious thimble on its bed of pink silk, in the shape of a fine shoe, chiseled and gilded brass, opening with a spring latch. Signature engraved of: Alphonse Giroux, tabletier established rue du Coq-Saint-Honoré, who had made a specialty of luxury toys under the Restoration, supplier of all the Courts of France until the Second Empire ... A great character of French luxury ....
Dimensions: 9.5cm x 3.5cm x 2.8cm.
Good condition, dreamlike gilding and chasing, the upper rivet, not gilded, should be replaced.
Take a good look at the photos .... Shipping with tracking from France, Tel: 0665241111