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Shaped, spool-form box with independent lid decorated with gilt over dark brown or black lacquer. Lid features a circular, painted-fabric pincushion (replacement). Gilded border with floral sprigs in four corners. Floral and leafy sprigs on sides. Interiors and outside bottom lacquered


1790-1800 or c. 1784-1805




Wood, lacquer, gilt, silk, paper


Overall (H x W x D ): 2 1/4 in. × 3 3/4 in. × 3 5/8 in. (5.72 cm × 9.53 cm × 9.21 cm)

Credit Line

Purchase, 1939

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Colors (Beta)

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