An Exceptional Silver-Gilt and Cut-Glass Travel Necessaire
An Exceptional Louis XVI Style Silver-Gilt and Cut-Glass Travel Necessaire by Boin Taburet, Paris. This very fine necessaire has an oak case with its...
DimensionsHeight: 19 cm (8 in)
Width: 61 cm (25 in)
Depth: 71 cm (28 in)
An Exceptional Louis XVI Style Silver-Gilt and Cut-Glass Travel Necessaire by Boin Taburet, Paris.
This very fine necessaire has an oak case with its original blue silk lining fitted with a table mirror, a pair of three-light candlesticks, three pairs of cut-glass perfume bottles, a pair of hairbrushes, a small hairbrush, a pin box and a pair of rectangular clothes brushes. Each piece is engraved with the initials NM beneath a Marquis Crown and flanked by laurel branches.
The lock engraved ‘BOIN TABURET 3, rue Pasquier, Paris’.
Boin-Taburet was established in 1873 by the antique dealer George Boin and the jeweller Emile Taburet.
The firm was credited for the revival of interest in Louis XV style silver-work in Paris in the late 1880’s, and awarded a gold medal at the Paris 1889 Exposition Universelle.
As well as producing exceptional silver and metal work the company retailed small items of furniture and decorative objects of the very highest order, made by the leading ébénistes of the day.
Emile Taburet and Georges Boin worked together until 1900 when Georges Boin associated with the silversmith Henry and created ‘Boin & Henry’ silversmiths.