Cuban cigars commercial presentation box for the French market
Varnished cedar coffer box, opening to reveal four pivoting drawers as well as a fifth compartment. Presents 24 different cigars, for the French market, with little French tricolor flags. Amongst the brands presented are H.Upmann, Partagas, Hoyo de Monterrey, Montecristo.
Cuban work, circa 1965.
H: 24 cm. L: 41 cm. D: 25 cm.
Provenance: diplomatic and commercial gift, former collection of the S.E.I.T.A., State tobaco importer and factory, Paris.
This piece, in its original condition, gives an idea of the size of the French market. In the 1960's there was only over 20 models, while today over 100 exist. France remains the second largest consumer of Habano cigars.