A Fully Fitted Papier Mache Table Cabinet. C1860
A super papier mache table cabinet inlaid with pearl and fitted for sewing and jewellery. The black papier mache is inlaid with painted pearl floral sprays and gilding on a ground sprinkled with chips of mother of pearl. The surface of the box has been shaped into arched panels on the doors and sides and it stands on a shaped pedestal. There are four drawers with one fitted for jewellery. The lid lifts up to reveal a fitted tray with 5 mother of pearl topped reels and matching waxer and emery. The pad holds scissors, folding knife and a stiletto.
It has a working key. In excellent condition.