BOX. ~ A French gilt tooled morocco box. [France: eighteenth century].
(Diameter c. 55 to 65 mm, depth c. 20 mm), morocco over pasteboard, gilt, brass clasp, pale blue silk lining (faded and rather frayed), a single hinge (weak), leather slightly rubbed.
A French pocket-sized box probably designed to hold a portrait miniature; an attractive example of an alternative use of gilt tooling, more usually associated with book binding.