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Papier mache card case. Item 3163.
This papier mache card case is decorated on both sides with a central spray of inlaid mother-of-pearl flowers and leaves highlighted in red . This is contained in a large red and gilt frame with painted highlights. The strapwork borders are inlaid abalone shell delineated with gilding and red paint. The corners also feature mother-of-pearl with gilt outlines. The edges of the opening are lined with ivory and the interior is lined with red velvet. There is a small silver panel set into the top of the lid for the owners initials, which is blank. The length is 117mm , the width 71mm and it is 10mm thick. There is some loss of the gilding and the loss of the top of the small stud below the button press. C1855