SALE because of the music part of this fine chest, This is a large and fabulous Wooden Gold Gesso Florentine 5 Drawer Double Level Chest or Jewelry Box, and it would be perfect for one of your early French or German Fashion Dolls! As you can see from the picture showing the back of the chest, it is intended to be a music box, but someone wound it too tightly. I Googled and saw where that can sometimes be an easy do it yourself fix, or it can be repaired by someone else. I hate that it doesn't play, but this chest was just too nice and too functional to pass up! If you can get it fixed, I'm sure your doll or your little girl would love it, but it will still hold lots of treasures even if you leave it as is. Since it doesn't work, I am making the price to reflect that fact.
The design is great, with a starburst or flower on the top surrounded by other curlicues, and all the drawers have the same gold painted decoration against a creamy whitewashed color, and the handles are very appropriate for the design. Be sure and notice the great little feet as well. The design looks more like an antique kind of chest, kind of like a stepback chest on chest or an empire style but not exactly. The sides and back are the solid gold gesso paint. The lid does not open, but all the drawers do, and they have a gold velveteen like feeling lining. Other than the music box not working, this is in excellent condition, with very minimal skips to the color around the edge of the top, and maybe they were never intended to be covered.
This is nearly 11 1/2" tall, and 10" across the bottom, while the oval top is 8 1/2" across. The top and bottom are connected. This is not marked Made in Italy like many of the Florentine pieces, but this is certainly the style. Some of these were made in Japan, but I cannot say for sure what its origin is since there is no marking or tag. I just know it is a wonderful collectible very reminiscent of the 1960's and 70's. There are Florentine trays, boxes, chests, tissue holders, waste cans, magazine racks and more, and they while they all have their own style and purpose, they are also very nice grouped together for a great statement in your home. You will not be disappointed to add this to your collection of Gold Gesso pieces, and again, your doll will love it! What a wonderful Miniature Chest this is!
I am always happy to combine purchases to save you on shipping, so please be sure to let me know if you are interested in other items I have listed. I have more Florentine pieces in my shop, and can ship to you for no more than the actual cost, so please take a look before you check out.
Thanks so much for shopping with me, and God Bless You! May we honor Him in all we say and do!
***There is no insurance or tracking for First Class International Shipping, so even though I will pack very carefully, I cannot be responsible for packages once they leave my hands. Also, due to previous issues with Non-delivery, etc., I no longer ship to Thailand.***
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