A lovely wooden artists box complete with a selection of French 'Bourgeois aîné Paris, J M Paillard Paris and a box (used) of Conté pastels.
The box, which is well made is mortise and tenon jointed in each corner and comes with its original palet. It has a full length steel piano hinge which again is very strong. Inside the main compartment are metal separators for organising the contents.
A wonderful and very usable vintage gift.
Founded in 1867 by Joseph Bourgeois, Bourgeois Aine merged in 1965 with Lefranc & cc, becoming 'Lefranc & Bourgeois'.
Overall, the box and contents are in good vintage condition. Both hinge and clips are firm and work well.
A couple of the internal partitions have broken free of their soldered joints, but are not lost and supplied with the box. They could easily be re-soldered in position. The box has been well used and loved by the previous artist, evident through the paint stains on the interior. All the pastels show signs of previous use.
The box measures 32 cm x 25 cm x 6 cm (12 1/2" x 9 7/8" x 2 3/8")
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