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Napoleon III Herbalist Scale, 1870s <p>A petite marble top Napoleon lll herbalist scale, French circa 1870. This lovely little scale was used to measure herbs and tobacco. The white marble top has gray veining and bullnose edges with beveled corners. Ebonized wood base with thin inlaid bands. Both sides display the glass encased scale, with handsome brass framing. Two rounded brass plateaux scoops rest on either side, both having broad tabbed handles with years of impressed inspection marks. The scale is functioning and measures up to 500 grams, or one half pound.</p>

Napoleon III Herbalist Scale, 1870s

$1,295

reference: CC16
circa: 1870s
origin: Provence

height: 6.5"
width: 12.5"
depth: 6"

A petite marble top Napoleon lll herbalist scale, French circa 1870. This lovely little scale was used to measure herbs and tobacco. The white marble top has gray veining and bullnose edges with beveled corners. Ebonized wood base with thin inlaid bands. Both sides display the glass encased scale, with handsome brass framing. Two rounded brass plateaux scoops rest on either side, both having broad tabbed handles with years of impressed inspection marks. The scale is functioning and measures up to 500 grams, or one half pound.

Condition: Some dents and fading on the wood. Discolored area on the marble top, as well as little nicks or pits at the edges. Typical for age and use.

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