Three boxes made from urea formaldehyde, 1930s.
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Decorative boxes designed by the Andorran master carver, Eduard Fornells i Marco (1887-c 1942). Clockwise from top left, they are: an octagonal box with an Arabian oasis scene moulded into the lid; a circular imitation ivory powder box decorated with flowers; a white ten-sided box and moulded lid decorated with the head of Pan and a girl wreathed in ivy. Eduard Fornells learned his trade in the workshops of Rene Lalique in Paris in the 1920s.