Wonderful faux hand painted mahogany finish with hand painted gold gilding of chromolithograph French courting scenes around the whole of it with little cherubs flying about. This Vernis Martin style lacquered paper mache love letter box is charming in every angle and in very, very good condition as you see with just a few little nibbles on one corners consistent with age and use.
It measures 8" x 6" x 3" and is in the shape of a book for keeping love letters or other documents. The sweetheart red paint interior, as well as the exterior, is still as bright as the day it was made, well over 100 years ago in France about 1880.
In beautiful condition and not often found with so many images or in this shape, it is perfect for any French décor, rich and bright coloring. It actually makes for a wonderful back display piece for smaller objects or dolls as well. Rare as I have only found 2 others in my life similar to it and unlikely I will find another one again any time soon.
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