Description: the upper part painted with Psyche appearing in Cupid's dream, asleep in a garden by a river, the gorge painted with vignettes depicting Columbine and other chinoiseries, the reverse painted with figures in a riverscape with a castle among flowers, the sticks and guards also painted with chinoiseries, later gilt-metal and opal pivot,
in a later red silk box stamped for 'Duvelleroy London'
Dimensions: 20.6cm., 8 1/8 in. long
Condition Report: overall very good condition and charming painting, some losses to painting especially on sticks. ribbon most likely replaced.
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