The design of this box is adapted from the Sèvres porcelain plaques with scattered roses and cornflowers mounted to the Mechanical Reading and Writing Table made about 1781 by Martin Carlin. The table is an exquisite example of Louis XVI period furniture, which often small and versatile and featured colorful and delicate designs. The table was purchased by Henry Clay Frick in 1915.
Hand painted in Limoges, France. Presented in a gift box tied with The Frick Collection ribbon.
1 1/2 in. diameter
© 2014 The Frick Collection