Travel case of the Maréchale Bessières

Travel case of the Maréchale Bessières

Martin Guillaume Biennais (1764-1843), maker of small objects, cabinetmaker, silversmith
Marie-Joseph-Gabriel Genu (17XX-18XX), silversmith
Paris, 1798-1809
Silver, silver-gilt, crystal, ivory, mother-of-pearl, horn, hard-paste porcelain
Case of mahogany, gilt copper, embossed and gilded green morocco leather
Bequest of Baron Marie Jacques Ferdinand Bessières, 1911
Inv. 15687
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This sixty-two piece travel case comprises a tea and coffee service, cutlery for two people, a toilet set, a sewing kit and a writing set.

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