Large and impressive antique 19th century French Palais Royal mother of pearl jewelry box. Comprising of a large egg shaped jewelry box or trinket box crafted of mother of pearl half shells with opulent gilt ormolu hinged mounts. Surmounted onto an ornate stand comprising of an intricate scrolling framework resembling twisted rope, flanked by loop ring handles and resting on ball feet. Below is a mother of pearl half shell trinket dish, embellished with scrollwork and palmetto adornments. Dimensions: Stands 8 7/8" height x 9 5/8" length across the handles. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. There is a subtle hairline crack in the lid that appears to be a natural fissure in the shell.