French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case
French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case
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French Louis XVI Vernis Martin Billet-Doux (Love Note) Case

DETAILS
A rare antique, French cylindrical box with a fitted lid and gold mounts used to used to transport or store a secret love letter (billet-doux). The surface is decorated with layers of paint with putti and cherubs holding floral garlands all on a gilt surface. This painting technique known as vernis Martin was a style of japanning or imitation lacquer named after the Martin Brothers interior designers.
DATE
18th century
DIMENSIONS
Width 1 Depth 1 Height 5 inches
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