Papier Mâché Workbox
Dimensions: height: 16cm; length: 35cm; Depth:30cm .
It is unusual to find a workbox with its fully fitted interior intact - this is such a box. It is a fine example of the art of papier mâché. The lid lifts to reveal a compartmentalised top layer. Under this is a deep compartment, lined with the original paper. To the underside of the lid is a pocket covered in deep green watered silk. a Mother-of Pearl button sits in the centre and there is a matching Mother-of-Pearl fitting at the top to hold the pocket in place. The hinges are original. The lid decoration is superb and highly charming. On one side is a vase full of flowers and opposite a cascading weeping willow of Mother-of-Pearl. The front of the box has a delicate and light floral garland which is particularly delightful. A really charming piece.
Condition: Very good overall, especially in its original features. There has been a repair close to the key hole and some work at the back which looks historic. None of this detracts from the luxurious feel of the piece.
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