A very scarce Paul Beau mixed metal cigar box.
Paul Beau was born in Montreal in 1871 and began his career as an antiques dealer having a shop on Mountain Street. Around 1906 he turned his attention to metal work making brass and copper decorative items for every day use in the Arts and Crafts style. Soon after his talents were recognized by William Maxwell, famed architect in Montreal. Some of his commissions include work for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Queen Elizabeth Hotel and extensive work for the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa after the fire of 1916.These wrought iron boxes with repousse designs are believed to have been done toward the end of his life. Paul Beau died in 1945.
The box measures 7" wide, 3.5" deep and 2.5" high.
A very scarce Paul Beau (Canadian 1871-1945) mixed metal cigar box