An exceptionnal blotting paper case in dark wood with gilded bronze, embellished with an rectangulaire fixed under the glass depicting a historic landscape.
The blottig paper case comprises a compartment opening with a key. The hinged lid is adorned with a large rectangular miniature representing a landscape and painted with the technique of "fixé sous verre". Inside this compartment, bellows and pockets in red leather allowed to preserve precious papers. The high-quality miniature depicting an historic landscape close to Dutch painting, with a couple on a bridge framed by trees and a landscape with buildings in the background. his painting is influenced by the work of Jean-Louis Demarne.
The document holder bears the signature of François-Simon-Alphonse Giroux (died in Paris, 1848) founder of a cabinet and cabinet shop 7 rue du Coq-Saint-Honoré around 1799. He was a merchant then cabinet maker from 1834. He had the art of creating fancy objects. His shop was prosperous under the Restoration and counted among his clientele the royal family.
L: 18.1 in.(33,5 cm) / l: 9.6 in. (24,5cm) / H: 0.9 in. (2,5 cm)
1 850 €