Papier Mache Letter Rack Chinoiserie Decoration Antique Victorian c 1880
An antique papier mache black lacquered letter rack that has been transfer printed with a gilded and enamel Chinoiserie design. The design features a number of Chinese Mandarins in various poses and scenes This small ornately shaped rim stationery or letter rack dates from the Victorian period circa 1880. There is a hole at the top back panel to hang on the wall or it could sit on a desk or table.
It is in good antique used condition with some wear to the gilded decoration and black lacquer. The divider panels may possibly be replacements.
This is a lovely item to add to any collection of papier-mache and a very decorative and useful display piece and a lovely depiction of a Chinoiserie scenes.
Height 6 inches ( 15 cm)
Width 6.5 inches (16.5 cm)
Depth 3 inches (7.5 cm)
Weight 210 grammes unpacked