French Dressmaker’s Shop Box
A beautiful old box from a dressmaker’s shop in France. The front label reads ‘Saines Noires Pour Repriser’ while the label on the side reads ‘Petits Rideaux Blancs’. Constructed of thin, lightweight wood covered by paper cardboard with metal latches, key escutcheon and side handles. A ribbon stay holds it open to expose an interior of aged white paper. More than a century of use has given the surface of this marvelous box a beautiful color and patina resulting in a high ‘touch’ factor.