Monday, March 22, 2010

Parisian Felicity

felicity |fə lisətē|
noun ( pl. -ties)
intense happiness : domestic felicity.

Another fabulous find from abroad! Fine hand tooled French c. 1880 leather box with etched familial scene and original key. Felicity indeed …What a beautiful setting of domestic tranquility – And perhaps a bit of romance between the two adults? Who knows? The fine detailing of the etching is lovely and incredibly intricate from the tiny bows in the child’s hair to the wrinkles in the rug.

There is a fabulous time weathered "patina" to the box. The leather is worn and scuffed – However, I personally feel this only adds to its charm.

Find out more about this little box and other treasures at my online boutique ...