A Superb Large Palais Royal Antique Blue 'Bombe' Jewel Casket with Enamelled Panels by Tahan.
Fine Dore Bronze Mounts Frame Pretty Blue Enamelled Panels by Tahan, Decorated with White Flowers and Raised Jewelled Enamelling.
The Panels are Domed like Cushions and Set under the Dore Bronze Frame and Decorative Acanthus Scroll Feet.
Silk Lined Interior.
Includes Original Key
It's Unique Quality and Design is Sure to Make it a Treasured Piece for any Discerning Collector !
Alphonse Tahan (1830-1880)
was the official ébéniste de l'Empereur or master cabinet maker to Emperor Napoleon III and his wife, the Empress Eugénie. Known for her beauty and impeccable taste, the Empress Eugene enjoyed the reputation as a trend setter and favored the workshop Tahan.
Tahan Fabricant was located at 30 Rue de La Paix from 1849 and subsequently from 1878 at Boulevard des Italiens.
The firm exhibited at The London Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851 and the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1855, and on both occasions were awarded medals. His work exhibits such quality and is in high demand by collectors and enthusiasts alike. Not only did he produce furniture, but also small articles, such beautiful wooden boxes and fine bronze jewellery caskets.
His son, Jean-Pierre-Alexandre Tahan continued the legacy of his father, and his business in Paris was celebrated for its imaginative, exhibition-quality work.