Description: the paper leaf painted with a large vignette of a
fête champêtre, with a gentleman reading to two ladies, dressed in 17th century style, with further figures flanked by two maidens clad in Antique style, the reverse with a lady at her toilet, between two vignettes of naval battles, on a bright yellow ground, the ivory sticks and guards carved and finely pierced with chinoiseries and antique goddesses, mother-of-pearl pivot,
in a cylindrical card box without cover
Dimensions: 26.7cm., 10 1/2 in. long
Condition Report: very minute wear and tears along edges and folds, sticks finely carved,
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