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Shagreen Playing card box. Art Deco. (England, c. 1935)

Circa c. 1935
External Dimensions h - 4.50inch w - 3.20inch d - 3.80inch
Description Shagreen card box. Art Deco. Barribal for Waddington. c.1933.
Playing card box in green stained shagreen with ivory edging with two inner sections. The box contains two sets of unopened Waddington playing cards, `Green Chartreuse` and `Yellow Chartreuse` still in their cellophane wrapping. These were part of a series of designs by William Barribal for Waddington and first appeared in 1932. The lid has a glass fronted inset behind which are two blank cards of `Green Chartreuse`.
Presumably an unused gift.

These designs first appeared in 1932.
William H. Barribal (1873 - 1956) was a London artist who began his career as a lithographer before going on to study at the Paris Academie Julien. Becoming an accomplished painter and designer by the first quarter of the 20th century, Barribal created such memorable images as posters for the Schweppes advertising campaign and the Waddington's playing cards series shown here. He is also well-known for the posters designed in 1920s and 1930s for the London North Eastern Railway. Barribal also worked for various magazines, including Vogue.
Medium Shagreen
Signed/Inscribed Unmarked.
Condition Box: Overall good condition. Some scuffs and stains appropriate with age. Top of lid has faded slightly.
Cards: Unused. Still in cellophane wrap.
Price gbp 320.00 (Pound Sterling)