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~FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES~
Where You Will Find Beautiful & Unusual Vintage Linens& Apparel and Antiques from France
When we opened our shop here on we intended to specialize in French vintage and antique linens, and that, frankly, is still our focus,but we added 'AND ANTIQUES' to our name because we thought we might like, eventually to add some special antique items to the shop. This is one such item.
French Antique Glass Trinket Box 'Belle Epoque'with Metal MountingsFrench Glass ' Belle Epoque ' Antique Trinket Box
What a delightful object!
This is one of those things that is absolutely un-necessary to life, but is also a thing that brings charm and poetry with it.
These little trinket boxes were all the rage in Belle Epoque Paris.
This one is a much larger that most of these boxes that we see.It is oblong or oval and quite ornate with all the thick glass sides beveled like the top and set into bronze mountings. Inside is dark red silk and which is in very good condition, unlike most we see.
What a perfect presentation box for an engagement ring...or a keepsake box for babies first tooth or a lock of hair....or both!!
This box is in excellent antique condition with its clasp in working order and with no chips or cracks to the glass.
This fancy French glass and bronze box measures approx. 5 1/2" by 3 1/2" and approx.2 1/2 inches high
Can't you just see this with a special ring slipped inside!!
~Please take time to readourShipping, Insurance and Returns Information ~
Shipping and Insurance:
Shipping from France for this exceptionally heavy item will be $27.5 Worldwide.
Your parcel will be professionally packed using re-cycleable materials only.
Shipment will be by French Colissimo International Airmail which includes insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security.
Please see our shipping information for other destinations.
All shipping charges will be less than our actual shipping cost.
As in the past, we are always happy to combine items to save on shipping costs.
We hope that the policies above will indicate to our customers that we Never profit on shipping charges.
We hope, and even expect, that you will be satisfied with your purchase, but if for any reason you are not, please return the item in described condition within 7 days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price. Shipping costs both ways remain the responsibility of the buyer unless a buyer feels we have grossly misrepresented an item. In that case we will refund return shipping also. As well it is our policy that an item returned to us must be insured for its purchase amount by the purchaser. Your purchase of this item assures us that you understand and agree with our shipping and returns policies.
So far we have had 100% satisfaction with our items.
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We work hard to maintain our 100% customer satisfaction and we hope it continues. To that end we make every effort to describe our items accurately and fully and to note any small flaws which are inevitable in these vintage and antiqueitems.
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Also please see our Comments on Condition and Pricing below.
It is our policy to aoffere by all Policies and Regulations for the Benefit of ourselves and our Customers.
We are a fully liscensed and legal business in France. Our Siret Number is 502590573.00015
Virtually all the items I sell are "vintage" which means they have, in the majority of cases, been used, and are at least 50 to 75, and even more than 100 years old. Having said that, I do not sell items that are so used that they are obviously heavily worn, faded or too fragile to use. Almost all my items were made by hand in France during the first half of the last century--most would date from between 1890 and 1950, although it is quite difficult to be certain of an exact date in most cases. It would be quite unusual to find this kind of fine hand work in France after about 1960. Again because these items are Vintage they have, in the vast majority of cases, been used. However all the items I sell have been carefully selected and inspected when I purchase them for their Very Good to Superb vintage condition. Still it is inevitable that occasionally there may be a hardly noticable tiny pin dot stain or a tiny rend on any given item. I always carefully launder and iron my items and in doing so inspect them carefully for a second time. If I notice a small flaw on an item I put that in my description. It is my hope that my customers understand that I would not and do not sell items which are not clean or have evident large stains or tears.But please do understand that because the items I sell are Vintage, and usually are at least 50 to 75 years old, they are rarely absolutely "pristine and perfect" as if they were new. If one expects that, then it is probably best not to purchase vintage items.Like all fine antiques, they will have their own sort of "patina." Some sellers do sell these vintage items in the state in which they find them and of course they inform their customers of that fact. I prefer to do laundering and ironing for my customers before shipping an item. In that way you can use and enjoy your purchase immediately.
Comments on Pricing:
Because the items I sell are generally much sought after here in France and abroad, they are becoming more rare, and certainly more difficult to find. I travel far and wide in my region of France to visit flea markets, brocantes, antique shops and private sellers. I visit Paris from time to time, and I search for these rare items in other areas of France when possible.Generally my buying costs are rising all the time as these Beautiful Handmade Vintage items become more scarce.My travel costs to seek out new items are significant. As well my husband and I spend many hours at the computer in-putting our stock for sale on , managing our shop and keeping our business records up-to-date. We spend time packaging, (we use only quality packaging materials), and we drive to the post office some many miles away from our home several times a week to ship items to our customers. Finally and very importantly for my customers, I spend a great deal of time laundering and ironing the items we sell. This always involves lots of energy and time and often requires specialized laundry products which can be costly.For all these reasons, the prices of these vintage items may seem a bit high--but the fact is that almost all these items are rare and special. Many are virtual works of art, (some are actually of museum quality), having been made entirely by handby highly skilled, but sadly now unknown, seamstresses and embroiderers.These skilled craftswomen have all but entirely disappeared. This kind of French hand work is virtually a Lost Art. Still I do my best to keep my prices as reasonable as possible because it really is a great pleasure to package something very beautiful and very special and send it off to someone who will appreciate a lovely European Treasure From the Past.
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