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A Shagreen Book Chest

1 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/4"
A domed chest made of celadon stingray shagreen with sivered brass handles and closure, The body of the chest is painted wood and the lining is paper printed with an antique wood grain pattern. A small pin with a decorative drop holds the box closed.

The box contains eight (blank) books of Italian Renaissance poetry (Ariosto, Tasso, Terricina Dante, and more) bound in an antique vellum patterned paper.

This product was added to our catalog May 17, 2017