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

About the Item

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: 3 in (7.62 cm)Width: 31.25 in (79.38 cm)Depth: 23.25 in (59.06 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 3
  • Style:
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1850
  • 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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