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Description

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

Date

1790-1800 or c. 1784-1805


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Material/Technique

Wood, lacquer, gilt, silk, paper


Dimensions

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


Object Number

W-221/H


Colors (Beta)


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