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A Regency Penwork Casket Decorated With Depictions Of Seashells

Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials Of ochre colored penwork on a black painted ground.
W. 18.5 in; H. 30 in; D. 14 in;
W. 46.99 cm; H. 76.2 cm; D. 35.56 cm;
Creation Date Dated 1820.
Description A Rare Regency Penwork Casket, Its Exterior Decorated With Depictions Of Seashells And Containing The Original Conchology Collection Of Eliza Marriott, On A Later Stand

The rectangular casket with rising lid opens to reveal a compartmented interior with original pink paper lining and Etruscan style black and white painted border trim. Some of the shells with original finely written labels attached. A single drawer below the upper section similarly compartmented and filled with shells. The exterior of the casket decorated on all sides with depictions of shells.
Styles / Movements Regency, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 11554
Incollect Reference Number 363653
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