Rare 1780-1820s French Tole Painted Writer’s Casket or Ecritoire, Ornate Decoration with Inkwell & Sander! WOW, this is an OLD piece! These were the original tole painted French pieces, predating papier mache which would have catered to that market and then the later toleware works that were meant to be more affordable to the masses! Great serpentine shaping with a gently undulating or curved lid, fitted spaces for the inkwell and sander and a compartment in front for writing implements, etc.. A fantastic and rare old piece for all of you collectors out there, don't miss it!
Good condition! As you see it with some rust and scratching on the inside and footed bottom but the exterior is really rather remarkable, considering the age, etc.! See pictures for measurements.