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Rare Set of 3 Black and Gilt Graduated Papier Mâché Trays of Scalloped Form

$2,250per set


A rare set of 3 English gilt and paint decorated papier mâché scallop form trays with foliate and bird decoration on a black field, the central floral bouquets flanked by exotic birds. It is unusual to find complete sets of graduated trays of this quality in good condition, circa 1850.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.25 in. (59.06 cm)Width: 31.25 in. (79.38 cm)Depth: 1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. SIzes: Largest: 31.25 inches by 23.25 inches; Middle: 25.25 inches by 18.5 inches; Smallest: 19.25 inches by 14.25 inches. Images of each tray are numbers 3, 4 and 5 in the photos starting with the largest. Quite nice condition with minor flaws.
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A1219-31stDibs: LU855217315762

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    Ships From: Berkeley, CA
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