This is one of "those" treasures. "Those" being that item you go back and forth on...you hold it and justify the price and do the math ...and ponder and ponder and finally walk away. I thought she was out of my head but I could not shake her. So, in true movie road trip style, I yell "Turn the car around!" Back we go, the dealer gave me a great price and the rest is history.
She is a "jewelry casket" (to die for) sorry, couldn't resist that! Beautiful metal with a golden finish. Hinged opening and an interior that could hold so many different things, perfect on the vanity holding jewelry or hair accessories etc.
Keep and eye open for these lovely antique boxes. They may be challenging to find but, when you do come across a treasure like this, don't let it get away. As we say at Le Potager, "Sometimes you regret the things that you don't buy more than the things you do!" I would have regretted not buying her, I am very glad I came to my senses.