Étui

Straw, silk, and metal thread; metal spangles; silk lining | 2 x 4in | 18th century

Unknown Artist

On the front, straw wefts are interwoven with colored silk threads, creating a floral pattern surrounding a cartouche showing a column in a landscape. Continuing on the back, the Latin motto reads: DIVES IN OMNES AUT ERIGI AUT DESTRURI ("Rich in all,...
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