Musical jewelry box - Second half 19th century

Musical jewelry box - Second half 19th century

jewelry box signed Tahan Paris. it has a stained wooden case and brass marquetry inlay. The lid adorned in the center with a medallion. Napoleon III period.
Height: 6 cm
Length: 19.6 cm
Width: 8.3 cm
Good condition "see photos".

Jean-Pierre Tahan
Jean-Pierre-Alexandre Tahan is heir to the cabinetmaking workshop of his father Pierre-Lambert Tahan. It was under his impetus that the house took a large extension to become one of the most famous of Paris. A cabinetmaker of Napoleon III, he became the great specialist in precious furniture, an 1861 article published in 'The Chronicle of the Arts and Curiosity' presented as follows: "It is one of those manufacturers who are ahead of fashion and who set the tone instead of undergoing it. " Like Paul Sormani, he creates many precious pieces of furniture, small and necessary.

The musical movement is made by Gueissaz of Switzerland

Lot details
Musical jewelry box
Manufacturer/ Brand
Gueissaz Switzerland/ Tahan Paris
Estimated Period
Second half 19th century
Country of Origin
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
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