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Lovely Georgian Dragee Box, Dove, Heart
Lovely Georgian dragee box, circa the early 19th century. These boxes were usually filled with sugared almonds and were often given at weddings. This box features a glass top displaying a white dove holding an envelope with a heart in its beak. It is surrounded by a flower, a heart and what appears to be a flag, all bordered by a circle of flowers. The box is decorated with gilded card around the sides and a marbled card base. There is some fraying and disintegration to the scene under glass, and some losses to the gilded card but its a wonderful object. Measures 3 1/4.


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