Antique Victorian era (Napoleon III in France) papier mâché letter stand, stationery stand. In the style popularized by Empress Eugenie, wife of France's last emperor, Louis-Napoleon, or known more simply as "Napoleon III", c. roughly 1850-70. This one is not hand painted, but is that wonderful early transfer ware. Remains in very good condition throughout, even to the transfer decorative style, often referred to as "chinoiserie" or also sometimes "Japonaise". We have a couple of marvelous large trays, face screens, also done in this style and wonderful decorative pieces for any room - all sold separately. You'll see possibilities in that final photo to help you visualize.
Very good condition for age and type. No breaks in the old papier mache and it remains with the transfers beautifully well preserved, intact. Usually these ended up with chips or cracks, but this one is very solid, stable. Lovely! Full measurements can be reviewed on the photos.
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