Napoleon III Ormolu Jewelry Box with Winged Lions


An antique vintage French ormolu trinket box / jewelry box from the 19th century / Napoleon III era. Heavily ornate embossed repoussé motifs, including central urns flanked by stylized, winged lions; the feet are Renaissance stylized dolphins; throughout, there are flowers and water lilies. Hinged top. Interior red velvet lining. The red shows through the ormolu: on the back it's still strong, but on the front and sides there is some fading. The top is raised a little on the left side. Wear to the gold, but otherwise the frame and lining are in excellent condition. Please write if you would like to see additional photos. 5 1/4" wide by 3 3/4" deep by 3 3/4" high.