Antique 19th Century French Gilt Dolls Hamper Casket Circa 1880
This is a very sweet gilt metal hamper brought to you direct from France via England. Dating to the 1880 period this would make the perfect trunk or hamper for your fashion doll. With its original deeply padded and buttoned blue silk lining it was originally intended as a vitrine to hold your jewels.
Measuring 3.75" across by 2.25" high by 2.5"
This is a substantial and well made little treasure. The gilt wire frame is woven with thick gilt wire ribbon just as one would weave a basket. Having rear hinge and front securing clasp, we can envisage this now sat at the bottom of your doll's bed filled with her most special accessories.
Condition is good and 100% untouched/ original. The gilding has darkened a little over the past century to more of an antique gold. There are a couple of areas of verdigris near the bottom on each side. The original blue silk covering to the deeply buttoned cushioning has perished a little on the lining of the lid.
If you adore French jewelry cases, caskets and vitrines...this is the item for you.
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