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A LOUIS-PHILIPPE SILVER-MOUNTED MAHOGANY TRAVELLING NÉCESSAIRE

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A LOUIS-PHILIPPE SILVER-MOUNTED MAHOGANY TRAVELLING NÉCESSAIRE
CIRCA 1835

The rectangular box with silver-bound corners, the lid applied with a cartouche-shaped silver plaque engraved with the couronne de St. Louis and the cypher 'MA', opening to reveal a green velvet-lined writing surface and inkwells further opening to a green leather poche à lettres with tooled and gilt cypher and crown, and a fitted nécessaire with marcasite-mounted boxwood implements--5½in. (14cm.) high, 16¾in. (42½cm.) wide, 11in. (28cm.) deep
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Queen Marie Amélie of France

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Marie-Amélie-Thérèse, Queen of France (1782-1866), daughter of King Ferdinand IV of Naples, was born at Caserta. Driven from Naples in 1798, Marie-Amélie was raised in Palermo and Vienna. She married Louis-Philippe in 1809, and was crowned Queen of France in 1830. The revolution of 1848 forced the royal family into exile, and the last Bourbon queen of France died in England in 1866.
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