A French Box with carving and marquetry decoration

This is the carved fretwork box with marquetry decoration. This superb quality box was probably made in France in the 19th century.

Main problem was the missing carvings. When I looked at the whole box, I noticed the bottom foot section was missing.

At first I stabilized all loose joints, veneers and carvings. And then I made the missing carving sections, missing veneers and re-creating whole bottom sections(moulding and foot).

I also re-polished 5 marquetry panels and an ebony board(the background of top carving), then colour matching and polishing of the newly made sections.

Before and after:

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