Lacquer box for a silk shawl

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Lacquer box for a silk shawl

This thin black lacquer box is designed to hold a silk shawl. There is a slightly smaller paper box in its interior.

Both the outer and inner boxes are decorated with floral designs.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-103-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1977.719 B
Date: Early 20th century
Material: Black lacquar
Pale cream silk crepe
Paper-covered card
Dimensions: 1840 mm x 160 mm (including fringe)
400 mm x 400 mm x 20 mm
430 mm x 430 mm x 40 mm
What: Box, shawl
ICOM Number: 8
Subject: European Costume : accessories: shawls
Who: Charles Stewart Collection
Where: China
Description: Shawl of pale cream silk crepe, embroidered in pale cream silk with flowers and with a deep knotting fringe: Chinese, early 20th century
Black lacquar box with a hinged lid, with a floral design in gold, for a pale cream silk crepe shawl: Chinese, early 20th century
Paper-covered card box with a hinged lid, the top decorated with a bird amid flowers, in a black lacquar box with a silk shawl: Chinese, early 20th century
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