I cannot find any information on this feature but it is truly unique. The hand painted scene on the lid is that of a pair of lovers in a garden. The artist signed the work and it is located on the left side of the painted scene. There are also 3 landscape paintings on the front and each side of the box.
They are scenes of a lake with mountains in the background. The heavy guilded scroll design is in perfect condition. The lid opens to reveal roses on the inside of the lid and bottom of the box. The lid is framed with the ormolu hinged on the back. The lid opens and closes fine.
Size: 9.5" wide 4.75" high 6.75 Deep (this is a large sized box) Condition: There is some age and patina on part of the back hinge. This may have been repaired in that area, but the hinge still works perfectly. It has been packed away and carefully tended since then and looks like it was never used.
Please see all of the 12 photos I posted. I see no other chips or damages in the porcelain. The box is offered "AS IS" due to the possible repair of the hinge.
Please contact me if you have any questions. The item "Sevres Style Porcelain Box Hand Painted Chateau des Tuileries Vintage" is in sale since Wednesday, January 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Boxes".
The seller is "ommmax88" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.