Description: the first, with a painted leaf depicting two lovers surrounded by scenes from daily life: a woman breastfeeding, another buying fabric, etc., the reverse with two lovers suspending a hammock by a fountain, the mother-of-pearl sticks and guards pierced, carved, silvered, gilt and foiled with the triumphant return of a hero, paste pivot,
in a later paper case ; the second, with a painted leaf depicting elegant musicians and dancers in a garden, the reverse with gallant couples painted in colour or
en grisaille, the ivory sticks finely pierced and carved asymmetrically with putti among garlands of flowers, the guards inset with panels of
verre églomisé on a pink foil ground,
in a later paper case
Dimensions: 25.5cm, 10 in. ; 25.7cm., 10 1/8 in. long
Condition Report: 1. some wear and tears along edges and folds, and at junction with sticks, some patches of restoration, some losses to silver, gilding and foil ornament. 2. some wear and tears along edges and folds and at junction with sticks, one verre églomisé panel broken, some chips to ivory sticks.
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