A rectangular wooden dressing case; 1781-1820
3 0 c m
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

A rectangular wooden dressing case; 1781-1820


© Museum of London

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A rectangular box with a wooden carcass, the top and sides are decorated with quillwork and painted landscapes in oval reserves. The lid of the box is decorated inside with a vase of 3-D fabric flowers. The box contains three layers of small shaped silk covered card boxes; the cover of each is worked with an example of a decorative technique, including embroidery, ribbon work, featherwork and the use of coloured foils.




1781 AD - 1820 AD

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