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Description

Shaped box with independent lid decorated with gilt over dark brown or black lacquer. The top, short side of the box follows and S-curve, the bottom, short side is straight, one long side is straight, and the other is scalloped. Cover features a peony on a blue or green-colored gilded ground at center, bordered by a geometric-patterned ground of alternating octagons and squares. Floral and leafy sprigs on sides. Interiors and outside bottom lacquered.

Date

1790-1800 or c. 1784-1805


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Geography


Material/Technique

Wood, lacquer, gilt


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D ): 1 3/4 in. × 4 1/4 in. × 3 in. (4.45 cm × 10.8 cm × 7.62 cm)


Credit Line

Purchase, 1939


Object Number

W-221/F


Colors (Beta)


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