French Wood Box, Charance Gap
This wonderful French box was once used as a tool or specimen box. The metal plaque on the top of the box reads V. Brochier, Charance GAP, (Htes. Aples). This inscription leads us to believe the box was once used by Madame or Monsieur V. Brochier for working or collecting samples at the lovely Chateau de Charance. The Chateau de Charance was built in the 16th century and is now the headquarters of the Ecrins National Park. The Charance estate features the Alpine National Botantical Conservatory, a terraced garden and 540 acres of land in the middle of which lies a small lake. On the inside of the box are the stenciled numbers 42330.
H 8 in. x W 16.5 in. x D 13.25 in.
H 20.32 cm x W 41.91 cm x D 33.66 cm