This all celluloid Victorian box is stunning; better yet it has never been used.
The top features two different scenes; the one on the left shows beautiful lavender flowers with a small scene with birds, an old fence & floral branches. This section is signed C. Klein, with what appears to be a copyright emblem (see pic).The other section is beautiful, with a beautifully dressed young couple surrounded by flowers & an adorable rabbit. The rabbit is standing on its hind legs, and has a piece of greenery in his mouth. Both sections are surrounded by raised embossed antique gold scrollwork; the two scenes are divided by this scrollwork as well. The front features a gold latch, which opens & closes perfectly.
The background, sides and back are done in a floral design, which is all celluloid.
The inside top & bottom is done in pink silk; the left side features a section which would have held manicure or sewing items. The top has a gorgeous curved beveled mirror with bright gold metal scrollwork surrounding it. There is shirring on each side. As you can see in my photos, the bottom silk lining, along with the portion which would have held the sewing/manicure items, is spotted with green dots. There is very little spotting on the top silk portion. Since this box was never used, I imagine this was caused by age and/or having something stored inside it for many years. If I can find a piece of antique lace, I will include it so you can cover it. The silk strip on the left side, is missing and only the cloth is intact (spotted as well); the strip on the right has some shredding. This doesn't affect the box in the least.
Except for the lining, the box is in mint condition; the celluloid is perfect. There are no odors.
The box measures: 5 ¼" at the tallest curved point in the back; 7" from back to front & just under 10" across the front.
This rare Victorian celluloid box will definitely enhance any celluloid or Victorian collection; it is superb in every way.
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