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Papier Mâché 'parrot' box

  c.1860 English  

Dimensions: height,10cm; length, 25cm.  £250


An engaging piece with an unusual subject: a pair of parrots watching over a nest of eggs, surrounded by woodland flowers. The flowers are English, while of course the parrots are not native to the British Isles: an interesting blend of local and exotic!  Although now the Indian parakeets are widespread in the South of England, perhaps not quite so foreign to us in the 21st Century.   (Reference: PM parrot box)


Condition: There has been restoration around the hinges to the back, but otherwise in very good condition. A new silk base has been added to the interior, this can be removed to reveal the original lining. Lining to the lid is entirely original. 

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