This Tarot Card box has two empty compartments, one affixed to each of the lids (which open in opposite directions). The cards may or may not have been a full Tarot deck (i.e. including the Major Arcana), possibly indicating their use for gaming. The box is wood, covered with gesso, and has simple, wire-staple type hinges. Exterior surface has been painted, gilded, and decorated with intaglio filigree designs. Cards attached to box are illustrated with chromoxylographs (color wood engravings) having text in Italian.
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