A fabulous and very unusual cigar box or humidor, English made around 1900. The box is silver plated with a wonderful bark design with the glazed lid having a handsome English hunt print with hand painted detail. Unusually this example comes with a working lock and key. The interior of the box is fully lined in Cedar wood which was the way the cigars were kept fresh; a humidor as such is a modern invention. The box was clearly made for a French retailer, the cedar lining signed by the Paris retailer; E. Lenoir, 49, Boulevard des Capucines, Paris ; one of the four’grands boulevards’ of Paris, France, a chain of roads running east-west that includes the boulevard de la Madeleine, the boulevard des Capucines, the boulevard des Italiens and the boulevard Montmartre. Beautiful condition measuring 9 1/4″ x 6 7/8″ x 3 1/4. The item “Large Antique English Hunting Scene Cigar Box / Humidor Paris Retailer c. 1900″ is in sale since Monday, June 29, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes”. The seller is “jamielucy” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Edwardian
- Age: c.1900
- Maker: Retailer – E. Lenoir
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Primary Material: Silver Plate / Wood
- Country/Region of Origin: United Kingdom / France
- Type: Boxes