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Folk Art Miniature Secretary Made of Shells, Faux Book Spines and Marbled Paper and Functioning as a Box

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

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Highly unusual, bibliophilic specimen of shell art. N.d., circa late nineteenth century. Dimensions: 14.5 cm tall, 12 cm wide, 8 cm deep. (All dimensions given at their greatest.) The top of the secretary has six typical late nineteenth century, circa 1880, cloth spines behind glass. This is bordered with small shells. The tabletop front or breakfront is also decked with shells, and like the top of the glass backing, has artistically placed ones of different sizes and varieties. The upper sides and the front base are decorated with a lovely Victorian marbled paper. The breakfront opens up like a trunk to be a functional box. A minor losss of paper pastedown on the lower side. A larger shell in the center of the table top may have a tight fracture line. Light wear otherwise. Bookseller Inventory # 003479

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Title: Folk Art Miniature Secretary Made of Shells,...

Binding: NA

Book Condition:Very Good

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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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