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French Napoleon III boulle jardiniere cachepot. Ebonized wooden planter in oblong, quatrefoil shape with brass contoured trim, each side with foliate boulle marquetry, all resting on ball brass feet; green painted removable metal liner with one ring handle on each end. 6" H x 14 1/8" W x 9 7/8" D. French, 19th century.
PROVENANCE: The collection of a Tennessee institution.
CONDITION: Slight warping of brass marquetry with some missing areas of shell, largest 1/8" H x 2/8" W. Minor defects in the varnish on the rim and some flaking to later green paint on the interior of the liner.