19th century Boulle Work hinged box, French. Boulle Work is a type of rich marquetry process or inlay perfected by the French cabinetmaker André Charles Boulle. It involves veneering furniture with a marquetry of tortoiseshell and pewter, which is inlaid with arabesques of gilded brass.
7.5" x 11" x 4"H
See also: Unakite Jasper Hinged Box