A National Treasure - Pauline Bonaparte`s (Borghe`se) Empire Period Mahogany Personal Letterbox.
A National Treasure - Pauline Bonaparte`s (Borghe`se) Empire Period Mahogany Personal Letterbox.
A National Treasure - Pauline Bonaparte`s (Borghe`se) Empire Period Mahogany Personal Letterbox.
A National Treasure - Pauline Bonaparte`s (Borghe`se) Empire Period Mahogany Personal Letterbox.
A National Treasure - Pauline Bonaparte`s (Borghe`se) Empire Period Mahogany Personal Letterbox.

Attributed to FRANCOIS HONORÉ-GEORGES JACOB-DESMALTER (1770-1841)

A National Treasure - Pauline Bonaparte`s (Borghe`se) Empire Period Mahogany Personal Letterbox.

c. 1805 PARIS FRANCE

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A Pure Treasure , this wonderful very private and personal Mahogany letterbox belonged to Pauline Borghese (Sister of Napoleon Bonaparte ) . It is of supreme quality and is adorned with the most excellent quality Ormolu Mounts showing the Royal Cresting of a Princess and confirming its provenance with the Napoleonic Signature Gilded Bronze Bees .
The personal letter can be posted into the box via a secret cupboard which in turn could only be opened by the Princess knowing where to find the key which is hidden , and then finding the very secret and hidden escutcheon which is the hidden amongst the fine metal decoration .
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Paulina Borghese ( Nee Pauline Bonaparte )

Hotel Charost , 2 rue du Fauberg St Honore Paris......Now in the British Embassy in Paris
LAPADA 2015........Joint first place , object of the fair .
The copy of the 1814 inventory ( available ) of the l`Hotel de la Princesse Pauline-Borghese (now British Embassy )lists a Petite boite a`lettre situated in the Antichambre .
Dimensions
Height 31.00 cm (12.20 inches)
Width 29.00 cm (11.42 inches)
Depth 24.00 cm (9.45 inches)
Medium
Mahogany and Ormolu
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