A Napoleon III gilt bronze mounted cut brass and shell inlaid mahogany poudreuse
mid 19th century
The rectangular serpentine hinged lid centered by a foliate scroll panel monogrammed LM, opening to reveal a mirror plate above a divided removable tray, on cabriole legs headed by pierced chutes trailing to sabots, lockplate inscribed TAHAN ÉBÉNISTE DE S.M. L'EMPEREUR.
height 30in (76cm); width 21in (53.5cm); depth 15 1/4in (38.5cm)