"Gallantry Box"Charming box and romantic engagement gift that the future bride kept to store jewelry, ribbons, trinkets ... This box also serves as a sewing box with its two needle sticks. Entirely inlaid with sometimes natural straw, sometimes tinted. The lid is well decorated with flowers in the central medallion, arabesques in the background and a double frieze around it. Matching marquetry on all four sides. The interior reveals 3 compartments closed by lids also decorated with flowers, which can be opened with a red ribbon (these ribbons were added later, the original ones being cut). two other receptacles receive two red cloth needle sticks. A mirror under the cover (probably changed) surrounded by a red ribbon and a ribbon braided with golden metallic threads. An original lock with a key that I am enclosing but which no longer operates the lock. Small scattered gaps in the marquetry (see photos), the whole remains solid and very acceptable. Note: delicate work done for, I suppose, delicate hands. Delivery: 10 € for metropolitan France.