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A refined Georgian box veneered with parquetry in native and imported hardwoods Circa.1790.

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Reference: JB144

Description:
A refined Georgian box veneered with parquetry exploiting  subtle variations of wood color  and pattern. The woods are both native and imported hardwoods with some pieces  the added interest of end grain or oyster cut . The maker was exploring  geometry in wood and  may have been inspired by some of the mosaic inlay boxes being imported from India. There are different design on each side. The box stands on turned wooden feet has a working lock and key. 

The box has been relined and has a replacement liftout tray.

Origin: United Kingdom

Circa: 1790

 

A refined Georgian box veneered with parquetry in native and imported hardwoods Circa.1790

Materials:  rosewoods mahogany yew oak and ebony on a pine construction.

Size: 14 x 8.8, 6.3 tall. 35.5cm x 22.5cm, 16cm tall.

Condition:  overall good there is a little movement in the top which is made of several pieces. 

 

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The inside of the box has been relined with velvet and handmade marbled paper

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rosewoods, mahoganies, yew, oak, and ebony  in parquetry lay outs on a pine construction

 

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The maker was exploring  geometry in wood and  may have been inspired by some of the mosaic inlay boxes being imported from India. There are different design on each side. 

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The inside of the box  and its lift out tray  has been relined with grey velvet and handmade marbled paper.

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