Antique vanity box, Budapest Hungary, mother of pearl, beautiful metalwork, romantic gift, vintage shoehorn by Wantiquities
Unique box is 9 inches long, 2 inches wide. Made of brass with mother of pearl on top and bottom.
Satin lined, remnants of kid leather under that.
Applique flowers on one side.
Hinged box with latch that still works, top needs to be re-glued slightly.
Or just keep handling it very delicately.
Looks like this would hold a long narrow comb, manicure pieces, etc. I found it with this green art deco looking mother of pearl shoe horn, which fits nicely. The shoehorn is labeled WINDSOR ARCH AMERICA.
One side has cut out in brass, text "Gyulatol 1867 IX/13".
Other side has 3 cut outs which look like pictures of Budapest city center, 1900.
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