Prince Poniatowski, Marshal First Empire, 1813, Pressed Burlwood Box
Large round box, burl wood with lid, hot pressed in a steel mold, depicting in high relief the heroic death of the Polish Patriot Prince Joseph Poniatowski, (1763-1813), the only Marshal of Napoleon who was not born French , at the Battle of Leipzig, 1813, on the banks of the Epster. His last words: This is where we must die with honor ...
French work, Amboyna burl lined of spotted horn, early 19th century.
Good condition, no flaws, lid and box with a slight difference in outside diameter
Dimensions: 8.9cm x 1.8cm approximately.
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19th Century, Empire