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Carter No.: 021c

Handlist description: Gilt head-rest

Card/Transcription No.: 021c

21 c Gilt Head-rest (10)

Position. Under (a) and (b)

Dimensions Base L. 28.5 cm. W. 8

Curved top. L. 17 cm. W. 8.5

Height overall 19.5 cm.

Description Wooden head-rest (ordinary shape) covered with gesso and gold leaf.

No decoration or inscription.

Remarks Loose gold leaf re-stuck with celluloid cement and sprayed with a solution of celluloid in amylacetate.

Card no. 021c relating to Carter no. 021c
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