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Large Antique Victorian shell trinket box having a glazed oval opening to display a photo of the owner or a loved one. It could also have served as a photo keepsake box. c1890 and in fabulous condition! No fading to the rich burgundy "bumpers" that are raised to protect the shell work. Only 4 or 5 shells needed replacing, the rest are all original. The geometrically patterned paper sides are also in fine condition as is the bottom. The only blemish is an old inside hinge repair. It is solid but I would paint the natural cotton strip that was used or glue another one of matching hot pink fabric over it. The photograph can be changed via the flap on the inside of the lid. A lovely and unusual piece of shell folk art. 8.75" wide x 9" deep x 3.5" high at the back and 2.5" at the front.
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Victorian Shell Art Box - Lid is Frame for a CDV Photograph
$125 USD SOLD
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