A Papier mache and inlaid mother of pearl chips box.Probably for use on a dressing table originally. It dates to around 1880. It is in good condition for the age, with all over surface crazing as you would expect. There are a couple of small chips around the bottom rim.
Lovely little item
This is a wonderful Black Forest carved owl string box in excellent original condition. With its original glass eyes this old bird has plenty of character and it also retains its original lead base weight.