Exceptional Antique Shellwork Box, in a rare to find book box shape, with sweet floral Victorian paper scraps on both sides. This 19th century decorative box features beautiful shells on all sides, with small mother of pearl shells on the sides. The sides of the book have patterned "pages" even!
Fantastic detailed design, this rare box retains all its diminutive shells, which is half a miracle! From a collector's estate, this is a special collectible gem to add to your collection of shell antiques and sailor's valentines. In good antique condition, with wear and cracking of the spine, although the "cover" is still attached.