Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Small work and jewelry cabinet

mid-19th century
Black lacquered, gilded and painted, papier-mâché, mother-of-pearl, silk velvet, and paper linings
Overall: 11 × 8 1/2 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 × 21.6 cm)
Papier Mâché
Credit Line:
Gift of George E. Dix, 1999
Accession Number:
Not on view
The well-preserved floral decoration of this so-called lady's cabinet demonstrates the brilliant and richly embellished surfaces of Victorian papier-mâché household objects.
George E. Dix (until 1999; to MMA)
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