An Unusual Yellow Pattern ‘Tartan Ware’ Dressing Table or Trinket Box
Fitted mirror within the lid
Late 19th Century
19.8 cm wide x 14.1 cm deep x 7.7 cm high
A wooden 'tartan ware' box covered in a decorative pattern in an unidentified tartan plaid (possibly a variant of Buchanan?). The interior of the lid fitted with a mirror, the inside varnished deep red. Fitted with a lock (key deficient).
In her book "Tartanware: Souvenirs from Scotland", Princess Ira Von Furstenberg indicates that "yellow pieces are particularly rare" .
 p.52, Princess Ira Von Furstenberg "Tartanware: Souvenirs from Scotland", Pavilion Books, London, 1996
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