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Susan Dean, San Marcos CA   

Huge 13.25" x 10"  French Papier Mache & Mother of Pearl Inlay Tray, Bowl, CenterpieceHuge 13.25" x 10"  French Papier Mache & Mother of Pearl Inlay Tray, Bowl, CenterpieceHuge 13.25" x 10"  French Papier Mache & Mother of Pearl Inlay Tray, Bowl, CenterpieceHuge 13.25" x 10"  French Papier Mache & Mother of Pearl Inlay Tray, Bowl, CenterpieceHuge 13.25" x 10"  French Papier Mache & Mother of Pearl Inlay Tray, Bowl, CenterpieceHuge 13.25" x 10"  French Papier Mache & Mother of Pearl Inlay Tray, Bowl, CenterpieceHuge 13.25" x 10"  French Papier Mache & Mother of Pearl Inlay Tray, Bowl, CenterpieceHuge 13.25" x 10"  French Papier Mache & Mother of Pearl Inlay Tray, Bowl, Centerpiece

A superb Napoleon III era French papier mache centerpiece tray or bowl, made in the Chinoiserie manner popular in that time (c. 1850-70). The aesthetic of Asia, a resurgence of the old French Empire thrill of exotic themed decorative pieces under the leadership of the Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III (Louis-Napoleon, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, and France's last Emperor). The tray is inlaid with copious amount of mother of pearl and abalone shell, so it shimmers with light and color. The bodies of the figures set into an oriental scene are also inlays of mother of pearl. A thrill to see! Whether as a centerpiece, or hung on a wall, displayed in your vitrine, this one is brilliant, a real show-stopper!

Very good to excellent but with a very small amount of pearl missing. Have shown in enlarged detail the coulee of small flaws we can locate. And also the tray itself for your review. Just a lovely old thing. It is 13.25" long, 10" wide and 1.25" in depth, bowl or tray.

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Huge 13.25" x 10" French Papier Mache & Mother of Pearl Inlay Tray, Bowl, Centerpiece

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    Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
    SPRING BUYING TRIP SALE: Most listings are 25% OFF. Layaway possible, too! Ask.
    since 2002

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