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Delightful compact easel/ drawing-box with painted decoration circa 1830 

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Reference:  wb 110

Description:
 It is expertly painted. On the top is a bouquet of roses and anemones the confident brush strokes depicting the texture of the blooms and the light dancing on the petals. The top lifts and opens and is supported  on a hinged riser. The inside is painted with a bird which looks like a partridge sitting in a basket of carnations the whole framed by a vine with grapes. Underneath there is a drawer for drawing implements. The quirky subject allows us a glimpse of the personality of the first owner who either commissioned the piece or perhaps decorated it. 
A rare gem with personality, period, and style.

Origin: United Kingdom

Circa: 1830

Materials: Painted maple.

Size: 16.2cm by 24.5cm by 4.7cm: 6.3 inches by 9.7 inches by 1.7inches.

Condition: Very good overall. the easel is a later replacement.

 

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The subject of the decoration is in perfect harmony with the purpose of the box stand and as it was designed to be easily transported to the place of drawing and painting from direct observation.

See:  18th and 19th Century Boxes, Style Materials and Methods 1999 Antigone Clarke and Joseph O'Kelly

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On the top is a bouquet of roses and anemones the confident brush strokes depicting the texture of the blooms and the light dancing on the petals.

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On the top is a bouquet of roses and anemones the confident brush strokes depicting the texture of the blooms and the light dancing on the petals. It opens up and is supported by an easel. 

 

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The  anemones the confident brush strokes depicting the texture of the blooms and the light dancing on the fine petals.

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 Detail: partridge in a basket of carnations.

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The inside is painted with a bird sitting in a basket of carnations the whole framed by a vine with grapes. 

 

The whole framed by a vine with grapes. 

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Underneath there is a drawer for drawing implements.

The easel is a later replacement.

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The sides are decorated with an oak branch complete with acorns. 

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