This is a French Wax Seal Etui Set dated to around 1819-1838 ~ The French Bourbon Restoration Era
It comes with 19 double sided wax seals and would have originally been purchased in the Palais Royal area.
The seal case is in shades of gold with some reddish tinge to it. I believe it is brass or bronze with an Ormolu finish and comprises of 3 pieces, the outer case, the seal drawer & the frame - which holds the seal in place when you are sealing your letters.
Lavishly decorated with garlands, cherubs, quivers of arrows, flourishes and doves. There is also a classical portrait done in a medieval style supported by one of the cherubs. I suspect this may be one of the restored Bourbon Kings of France..
There are dogs, horses, birds, flowers, french proverbs, a few days of the week and even some Aesop’s Fable seals.
And the other side of the tablets!
This was a house I recently came across in Advocate Bay, NS About a 90 min drive from where I am now. This house had the most amazing spot overlooking the whole bay, I wonder how the previous owners could bare to leave it? I wonder if anyone ever comes back? I found an old brick [...]
This seal from the Plum and Posey collection dates to June 1845. The wax seal impression was probably the first taken from the newly finished official seal for the recently inherited 5th Duke of Grafton; Henry FitzRoy. FitzRoy; meaning ‘Son of the King’ is descended from King Charles II through his mistress Barbara Villiers, Duchess of [...]