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A Shaped Rosewood box with Mother of Pearl inlay having a velvet lined lift-out tray Circa 1840.

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Reference: JB 134

Description:
A Shaped  well figured Rosewood box with Mother of Pearl and white metal inlay.

Inside there is  a velvet lined lift-out tray .

Origin: United Kingdom

Circa: 1840

Materials: Rosewood mother of pearl 

Size: 11.8 inches wide, 9 inches deep by 7 inches tall:. 30.5cm x 22.8cm 18cm tall

Condition:  overall good. working lock and key replacement velvet lined tray. The feet are replacement.

 

A  Shaped Rosewood box with  Mother of Pearl inlay having a velvet lined lift-out tray  Circa 1840

 

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The lid part has a pocket for letters patterns and papers

The box has been relined with velvet and silk making it suitable for jewelry.

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Detail of the original gold embossed leather on the lid. The pattern is classically inspired having a Greek key and leaf motif.  This and the silk brocade give a n extra quality and resonance.

 

Detail; front view.: The gadrooning which edges the top of the box gives an extra dimension.

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