19th century Mother of Pearl inlaid Book Cover. Truly beautiful and well preserved, shiny black lacquer with a hand painted oil bouquet of flowers. Luxuriously decorated with mother of pearl inlay integrated into the floral bouquet, around the center in an oval shape, and a wide border all around the folio. Surrounded by well painted leaves and smaller garden flowers in mother of pearl. Hand painted gilt accents around the center and each corner add an elegant and royal detail.
The MOP marquetry inlays shimmer light on the design of garden flowers. Original hand marbled patterened paper inside. Perfect for your collection, place on your guestroom's desk filled with luxury stationary as a gracious gesture to your guests. A stunning piece with the grace of time, in condition for its age and type, a few bits of the mother of pearl are gone from the border and it is a little bumped on the outside corners, but charmingly beautiful.