Small Lady’s Dressing Box

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This lady’s dressing box, made between 1810- 1830, is a wonderful example of the way in which throughout history, we care for and treasure objects of meaning. Carved,

and painted, the box features a mirror on the underside of its lid and is lined with paper from a time long ago. Its scale is unusually large, and allows for a variety of uses apart from just jewelry, just contents worthy of its protection – whether that’s a special letter or another token of affection.

Dimensions: W 11 1/2 x D 7 1/2 x H 8 1/2 in (29.2 x 19.1 x 21.6 cm)

Year: c. 1810-1830

Materials: Carved and painted wood, mirror, paper lining