Large Tahan Shawl Box Napoleon III Period flag


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"Large Tahan Shawl Box Napoleon III Period"
Large box or shawl chest, Napoleon III period circa 1860 In blackened wood veneer with Boulle style inlays, brass marquetry, copper and mother-of-pearl in cartridges on the lid and brass threads on all sides Rosewood interior underlined with threads of brass with 2 ebony drawers Signed on the lock: "TAHAN, supplier to the king rue de la Paix 30" with its working key Rests on four spinning tops Buffer varnish In very good condition. * The origin of Maison Tahan goes back to the beginning of the 19th century in Belgium, when Pierre Lambert Tahan founded a workshop producing tableware made from Spa wood. By deciding to leave Spa for Paris shortly before 1806, he henceforth worked there as a cabinetmaker and maker of necessities. In 1825, Pierre Lambert and his son, Jean Pierre Alexandre (1813-1892), were at the head of two factories, producing the same types of objects. In 1844, Pierre Lambert Tahan ceased all activity and left the management of his shop to his son. He will then completely revolutionize the organization of the company by separating the factory and the store, located at 32 rue de la Paix. A year later, he was already reported as "Supplier of the King and Princes" and in 1855, he bore the title of "Supplier of the Emperor". The Court gave him a large number of orders for libraries, tables, pedestal tables and necessities. However, Pierre Alexandre Tahan takes part in the Universal Exhibitions. After the fall of the Second Empire, Maison Tahan could hardly help to forget the close links it had maintained with the Emperor. In 1882, the factory stopped producing and the store closed its doors.
Price : 1950 €
Artist : Tahan
Period:19th century
Style:Napoleon 3rd
Condition : Très bon état

Material : Bois noirci et laiton
Width : 61
Height : 41
Depth : 27

Reference : 684064
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