"Alphonse Giroux" Coffret à Bijoux En Marqueterie Boule Début XIX ème flag

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""Alphonse Giroux" Coffret à Bijoux En Marqueterie Boule Début XIX ème"
Jewelry box in brass marquetry engraved on a background of tortoiseshell called "Boulle" on all sides, signed on the lock *Alphonse Giroux in Paris" first third of the 19th century. The lid inlaid with foliage scrolls in brass engraved on a background of "Red scales bearing in the center the initials AG for Alphonse Giroux, reveals four removable compartments and a central compartment lined with red velvet with original latticework. Curved front and sides, front uprights adorned with original gilded bronzes ending with spinning top legs with a mustache at the front and spinning top legs at the back.Original lock signed Alphonse Giroux in Paris opening with its key.Original mercury gilt bronze fittings (cleaned by our workshop)* Maison Alphonse Giroux, "the merchant of princes", is an important Parisian manufacturer of luxury furniture and accessories, whose products were intended for an aristocratic and bourgeois clientele, established in 1799 at n°7, rue du Coq Saint-Honoré, then Boulevard des Capucines. Founded by François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux under the name "A. GIROUX à PARIS", it was taken over by the Giroux children and remained active under the name "Alphonse Giroux et Cie" until 1867, when the management is taken over by Ferdinand Duvinage. The store founded by Giroux father often changed its description in the directory, and we guess a very diversified activity. Specialized in paper and artistic supplies, it is also a restorer of paintings and offers novelty and writing objects: it sells inkstands, inkwells, and also toys. Indeed, on June 6, 1818, he filed the patent for the kaleidoscope which he also called the “transfigurator”. This new toy is all the rage and Alphonse Giroux thus attracts a clientele in demand for luxury gifts. The store thus enjoyed success from the Consulate, so that during the Restoration it was already important. Thus, Louis XVIII asked Alphonse Giroux to create New Year's gifts for the children of France: a golden carriage kept at the Carnavalet museum. The mother-of-pearl horses are harnessed in gold, and the carriage is adorned with emeralds and glazed in rock crystal.
Price: 3250 €
Artist: Alphonse Giroux
Period: 19th century
Style: Louis 14th, Regency
Condition: Excellent condition

Width: 26,5 cm
Height: 20,5 cm
Depth: 15,5 cm

Reference: 962754
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Meubles XVIII et XIX ème, Sculptures et Objets de Décoration Anciens
"Alphonse Giroux" Coffret à Bijoux En Marqueterie Boule Début XIX ème
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