"Box Work Lacemaker Case Carved Wood Alps-savoy XVIIIth French Folk Popular Art"Work box, lacemaking case, carved walnut (bottom and lid in beech),
with foliated heart decoration and crowned heart, and foliage,
carved decoration on each side in a scalloped frame,
recessed sides in the bottom, and reinforced by four wrought iron tip,
cover with pad covered with fabric, wrought iron hinges,
wedge dovetail assembly.
French Popular Folk Art XVIIIth Alps mountain - Savoy.
Top in fabric and braid posterior. Traces of use. Miss old small interior partition (visible trace).
Good condition: original patina.
Dimensions: 26.7 cm (length) x 19.1 cm (width) x 12 cm (height)
Similar model described and photographed in R. Verdier: "The carved woods from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century" p78-80, No. 123.