Description: lacquered papier-maché box with rounded ends and sliding tray, decorated with gilt lobed panels featuring Nasir al-Din Shah on the throne in the central cartouche of the lid between scenes from the Shahnameh, the sides with scenes from Haft Paykar, inside depicting lives of Sufi Saints, inscriptions throughout, signed, old collection label to interior '55'
Dimensions: 23.4 by 4 by 3.5cm.
Condition Report: The internal tray with some wear and damage and associated consolidation and overpainting, including to some of the scenes, small nicks and flaking of lacquer, the exterior in better condition with detailed images,also with minor nicks, flaking and associated overpainting, as viewed. Further to this condition report being written, there has been some subsequent damage - notably flaking on two sections to the side of the box.
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