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Antique Rosewood box inlaid with mother of pearl Circa 1840.

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Reference: JB153

Description:

A rosewood veneered box, inlaid with mother of pearl  and white metal in a stylized pattern,  having a replacement velvet lined liftout tray and a separately locked side drawer. 

The workmanship is of high standard; for example, the box is edged with a rounded piece of wood which finishes it elegantly and also protects it.

 
Origin: UK

Circa: 1840

Materials: Rosewood inlaid with Mother of pearl.

Size: 30.5cm wide by 22.5cm by 17cm:  12inches wide by  8.9inches by  6.7inches.

Condition: Good overall, working locks and keys. The stop hinges are a later replacement.

 

A rosewood veneered box, inlaid with mother of pearl  and white metal in a stylised pattern,  having a replacement velvet lined liftout tray and a separately locked side drawer circa 1840. Enlarge Picture

 

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The edges all have rounded filets of solid rosewood.

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The figure of the rosewood of the top is particularly striking. The mother of pearl inlay contrasts an emphasizes the rich color .

 

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The box has replacement velvet lined liftout tray and a separately locked side drawer.

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 Note the figuring of the rosewood.

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 The stop hinges are a later replacement

 

 The box is made with mahogany and veneered with sawcut rosewood veneers. Note the hand cut dovetail joints.

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