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Royal House Antiques

Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this incredibly rare original Art Nouveau French solid gold ring on Eve in a crouched position with the serpent at her feet and the forbidden fruit either side attributed to the great Paul Louchet.

A truly stunning and emotive ring, as soon as I saw it I had to own it, Jewellery used to mean something, this piece has so much to say about original sin, you could discuss it for hours, I love the sorrow in her position, it’s something that everyone can associate with in one form or another.

Size, Europe 57.0, USA Canada 8, UK P & 1/2 , Asia 16, Switzerland 17 ¾

Dimensions Height 2.4cm Width 2.2cm Depth 2cm

This ring is attributed to the great Paul Louchet, a brief biography can be read as below.

Paul Louchet was trained by Jules Lefebvre and Henri Harpignies. He exhibited at the Paris Salon. He began work the technique of carving, his studio was at no 3, Rue Auber, in the 9th district of Paris and his creations are sometimes identifiable with the stamp of Louchet Foundry Paris.

Friend of Majorelle, Daum and Lalique, he was president of the Chamber of Manufacturers of Bronze, Mayor of the city of Herblay in 1887, he raised strong protests (with a trial that was lost) against the spill of the sewers of Paris in the plains of Achères. 

The epidemic of typhoid took his fifteen-year-old daughter and, distraught, Paul Louchet abandoned business from 1890 to devote himself to painting, He was also a sculptor and etcher. 

Friend of Henri Harpignies with whom he painted in the forest of Fontainebleau, also posing his easel in the region of Melun and Meaux, even making a trip to North Africa where he had made landscapes that are distinguished by an iridescent light that is particular to him.

Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements, please ask.

Any questions please feel free to ask before you bid.   



Royal House Antiques is a privately owned family ran business founded in Wimbledon SW19 and now based in Pulborough RH20. We specialise in finding, restoring very fine luxury antique leather seating, along with every single other type of antique ranging from the 16th century to the 20th century. We also stock a number of designer brands such as Fritz Hansen, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra, David Linley, Rolex, Tiffany, Jager Le Coulter and so on     



We accept payment via Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash, Ethereum, Bacs, Chaps, PayPal or Card, we would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold all paid items for 14 days free of charge, there after a £20 a week storage fee will apply. We have long term storage which is very economically priced, we are happy to hold stock for as long as needed providing it is arranged prior to the purchase 

If sold items aren’t collected within three months and no arrangements have been made for long term storage you will forfeit the item and payment



Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description pertaining to the condition. Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed

Royal House Antiques cannot be held liable for any independent assumptions made regarding the items we sell, if you are unsure on any point, please feel free to ask for clarity  

Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of creasing and wear, we recommend annual waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade   



Most countries charge some kind of import duty however almost all of our items won’t incur any charges as the items are exempt from tax due to the age and materials used

For European deliveries the price you will be quoted will include all clearance documentation and any customs charges so there won’t be any additional fees

For international deliveries such as the United States there can be some import duty to pay and or a clearance fee, I would estimate that 99% of all deliveries clear customs without being stopped for either

All duties are the responsibility of the purchaser who is the importer, they can’t be covered by the seller or shipping agent or factored in with additional retrospective discounts



Royal House Antiques offers a no quibble return policy if the item is not as described, if there are any issues with the piece you will be refunded in full once the item has been returned and inspected within 14 days, alternatively if there is a small issue, we can discuss finding a mutual resolution that makes all parties happy

We don’t offer a sale on approval service which means you can purchase the item, have it delivered and if you simply don’t like it, return it, this comes under change of mind or doesn’t fit. There is a lot of time, money and work involved in transporting goods around the world, the costs incurred can be vast so my advice would be if you are unsure on a piece please ask as many questions as you like to make sure you understand everything before you buy, if you are still unsure then please either arrange a viewing in person or if that’s not possible then don’t buy from an online retailer, perhaps look for a local gallery instead


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