Late Victorian Embossed Black Celluloid Dresser Box

Regular price $128.00
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Late Victorian Embossed Black Celluloid Dresser Box

Regular price $128.00
Unit price
per 

This vampy celluloid box is the perfect place to hide away secrets, store keepsakes or even house your budding antique jewelry collection.

As was customary for a number of trinket and jewelry boxes of the time, this box is constructed out of papier-mâché and then coated in inky black celluloid.

The celluloid is beautifully embossed with three-dimensional trumpet flowers as well as decorative scroll work on the front. The lid slopes slightly toward the front, elevating the artwork.

The inside of the box is lined in blood red colored silk and it fastens with a decorative brass latch that is just as beautiful as the box itself.

Additional Details
Date: 1890s
Materials: Papier-mâché, celluloid, silk and brass
Measurements: 5 7/16" x 5 1/2" x 2 13/16" at the back. (2 5/16" in the front)
Markings: None
Condition: Very Good
Box is a truer black in person. It has some faint scuffs and light surface stains, which look worse in the photos than in person. The right side of the lid has a tiny crack in the corner and a little waviness in the celluloid. Inside lining is a little dirty but intact. 
Cleaning and Care
Wipe with a soft, slightly damp cloth and dry thoroughly, if needed. Celluloid is a flammable material and should be kept away from heat sources, including window ledges, and out of direct sun.

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