Antique Art Nouveau Vanity Box with a Beautiful Woman in the Gibson Girl style done in Pyrograph work on blonde wood. Measures: 5-1/8 inches X 5-1/4 inches x 1 inch deep. All original, soft wood box, likely from a mail order kit. In clean, wonderful condition. Circa 1900.
True antique. All original, right down to the the tiny brass hinges. This item is New / Old and is over 100 years old. This is a new/old item.
Popular gifts for, birthdays and for sweethearts at the turn of the century; these antique boxes are a wonderful collecting genre.
Soft, light colored wood is heat embossed (pyrographed) with the image of a gorgeous woman and undulating pansies in Art Nouveau style. This piece is circa 1910. A jewelry, handkerchief or vanity box project that was never completed.
The embossing is very well done. The lady in profile is gorgeous. The sides are embossed with pansies and twining stems and leaves. Hash marks as well.
Ready to stain, paint or rub with a wax to bring out the images. I love it just the way it is. These were often lined with silk or fancy paper.
Image on the outside of the lid is not quite as defined as on the inside. Stain or wax will enhance the images.
Wood is clean, free of stains or marks. The lid is 1/16th inch off fitting perfectly square. You can easily remedy this if it bothers. You can wax the wood or use a stain to bring out the details of the images.
After careful packing this will weigh more than one pound. The most economical way to ship in the USA is in a medium flat rate box for safe delivery. Part of the insurance is covered in this cost. You can decline further insurance if you have a secure delivery site.
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Antique Art Nouveau Vanity Box Gibson Girl Pyrograph