Faux Book] Paper Mache Box with Painting of Romantic Wooded Landscape, Mountains in Background, and... Faux Book] Paper Mache Box with Painting of Romantic Wooded Landscape, Mountains in Background, and... Faux Book] Paper Mache Box with Painting of Romantic Wooded Landscape, Mountains in Background, and...

Faux Book] Paper Mache Box with Painting of Romantic Wooded Landscape, Mountains in Background, and Sunset Sky

Condition: Near Fine
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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N.d., late 18th century. The box measures 15 by 8 cm, and it is not quite 3 cm thick. The top lid is covered with the evocative painting, ultra-Romanic in its depiction of the sky and gnarled trees. There is in the foreground the tiny representation of a farmer or shepherd, and two other indistinct figures, a man and a boy, are walking on what would seem a winding country lane. The rear and spine have a dappled marbling effect, suggestive of a pebbled cloth or leather, and the edges are painted a Pompeien red or burnt orange. The top and bottom overhang the edge as would the cover of a book, and there can be no doubt that the maker of the box was deliberately emulating a book shape. The top lid opens to a small storage space. Bookseller Inventory # 004446

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Title: Faux Book] Paper Mache Box with Painting of ...

Book Condition:Near Fine

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Antiquarian books of all kinds, with emphases on color plate books, decorative arts, foreign literature (German, French, Italian, Spanish), children's literature, philosophy, sporting (equine, hunting, shooting).

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