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This painted wooden box is charming by the romantic decoration it represents. The interior is covered with an velvet of antique green color. It has its original key with its lock that works. Some information about 2 symbols: The butterfly: soul rid of its carnal envelope. It is lightness and inconstancy. The distaff: female work, attribute of deities symbolizing the life that unfolds and the time that passes. One might suppose that the subject of painting approaches the myth of Love and Psyche. Did this box contain letters of love? ...
Price:280 €
Period:19th century
Condition : Très bon état

Material : Bois peint
Length: 23cm
Width : 14cm
Height : 19cm
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