A very beautifully worked Diorama or Collage of Flowers in a Basket which was made in France probably as a 'reliquary' or as a wedding present. between 1820-1860.
Mounted on an oval shaped canvas covered stretcher, real dried leaves and flowers are intricately worked in with wicker basketwork , and then originally stabilized with lacquer.
The diorama might originally have been set into a picture frame behind glass, but makes a very beautiful if delicate wall hanging display as is.
Measures 21 inches tall x 18 wide . In good stable condition.
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