This early 19th century French papier mache/boiled card spectacle case is SOOOOO adorable, and earlier than we originally stated..it is a must have item for your collection. Dating to the 1800 to 1820 period it is offered in this delicious pale green colorway with hand painted gilt highlights, hand painted pink roses and a gorgeous central decoupage panel of mauve lilacs. Of 'Frog Mouth' design with original part purple velvet lining; this beauty opens and closes perfectly.
The French were just SO good at producing highly decorative objects for everyday usage. This case sits perfectly with other objects of vertu.
Size: 7.25" (19 cm) by 2 1/8" (5 cm)
Condition: Excellent, with only the usual signs that one would expect from an item of this vast age: minor rubbing to edges.
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