Peacock Pop-Up Desk Notes
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Beautiful, Open or Shut. As sophisticated as it is clever, this box of Peacock Pop-Up Desk Notes holds 125 loose sheets of peacock-embellished paper. Display the beautiful box closed, or prop it open (with its locking mechanism) to display the proud pop-up peacock AND the paper inside. 125 loose sheets of paper. 2"h. x 5.75"l. x 4"w.
In 1904 Charles Lang Freer acquired a London shipping magnate’s dining room (magnificently painted in brilliant blue-greens by American artist James McNeill Whistler) and moved it to his Detroit mansion. Upon completion of its reinstallation, Freer filled the shelves with more than 250 pots he had collected throughout Asia. Donated to the Smithsonian, and now restored to its 1908 appearance (including the Asian ceramics), The Peacock Room Comes to America (though spring 2013) is the first exhibition held in this Freer Gallery treasure in 20 years.
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