A sewing box and a pair of naval officer portraits
Circa 1800, ‘marqueterie de paille’ and oil on metal
Rectangular box with flat lid with a depiction of a city by the sea and a tall-ship. The sides with various buildings in a lozenge. The interior with an altar with two doves, a wreath and floral motif.
The portraits with an ‘en profil’ depiction of, according to the caption Captain 1787-1795 and a Admiral 1795 – 1819.
H. 7 cm / W. 22.2 cm / D. 15.1 cm and H. 17.5 cm / W. 13 cm