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Antique Papier Mache Blotter MOP Gilt Painting Floral

Antique Papier Mache Blotter MOP Gilt Painting Floral Antique Papier Mache Blotter MOP Gilt Painting Floral Antique Papier Mache Blotter MOP Gilt Painting Floral
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Exceptionally pretty 19th century Mother of Pearl inlaid Blotter Cover. Truly beautiful and well preserved, this is the binder for a Victorian desktop blotter, used when quill pens and ink were used in the 1800's. A penned letter or document was pressed between sheets of the thick blotter paper, which absorbed any extra ink and would keep the document from smearing. This collectible 19th century folio is made of lacquered papier mache, with a hand painted oil bouquet of flowers featuring a sweet red flowers in a bouquet.

Generously 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 a little light in the design of garden flowers.  

Original hand marbled patterened paper inside. Perfect for your collection, or place this on your guestroom's desk filled with luxury stationary as a gracious gesture to your  guests. {you can still buy rag paper at art supply stores, should you wish to fill this with blotter paper.} 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.  

  • Measures 9" x 6~1/4".
$285.00
1 in stock
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