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Late-18th Century French Sewing Necessaire with Painted Paper Cover

Lot Number: 
65
15" (38 cm.) x 12". A lightwood box with card paper lid and drawer is covered with hand-painted paper in abstract flower patterns in shades of red and blue The lid hinges open to reveal a well-fitted interior; the inside lid has centered mirror framed by delicate decoupage courtly designs; and the box itself contains six various boxes with blue paper lids decorated with decoupage. Rose silk bows and ribbons decorate the box,and there is a bottom drawer. Good condition,there is some typical discoloration to mirror,and some paper spotting on the lid. Probably French,late-18th century.
Realized Price: 
$1,700
Presale Estimate: 
500/700