Wonderfully Carved and Gilded Miniature Book

Regular price $55.00

I love a miniature book carved of marble, but rarer in my experience to find one carved of wood, and I really love the detail of the carving on this old one, in its original gold paint (or maybe even gold leaf) which has aged beautifully. Such a lot of care invested in it, with chip carved detailing on the face of it, and lots of attention to form of the spine and pages. Really a beautifully done and special feeling thing.

1 3/4" x 1 3/16" x 5/8". Very good antique condition, late 19th c. or so, I believe, with a very small old loss to one corner, very minor.