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Antique Regency gadrooned and brass inlaid Rosewood box with fitted jewellery tray, circa 1825.

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Reference: JB 154.

Description:
A box in the sarcophagus form.  The box is veneered in figured rosewood and is inlaid in brass depicting stylized flora. 

The fluid design of stylised flora is exceptionally fine.  This is a spectacular box which encapsulates the best of the Regency era.

The box stands on turned rosewood feet and has turned rosewood drop ring handles. The centre panel of the top is framed with gadrooning as is the pediment adding the architectural impact.

The box retains its original lift out tray which is covered in chrome yellow water-silk and paper

Origin: UK

Circa: 1825

Materials: rosewood brass.

Size: cm wide by cm by cm:  inches wide by  inches by  inches.

Condition: Overall good;  working lock and key. There is some staining to the water silk, which is not surprising as the box is nearly 200 years old.

 

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Monumental shapes became popular during the early Regency period, as a result of the increased awareness in Europe, of Middle Eastern antique art and architecture. It stands on turned feet.

(See chapter 4 and Figures 66,67,68, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, in our book Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, and Society -- 1700--1880, ISBN: 0764316885  Antigone Clarke & Joseph O'Kelly, A Schiffer Book for collectors). 

 

 

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Detail of the elaborate brass escutcheon.

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Detail of the gadrooning.

 

 
The box retains its original lift out tray which is covered in chrome yellow water-silk and paper.

There is a document wallet in the lid. The ruched top silk panel is framed with elaborately embossed leather. 


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 The ruched  silk panel is framed by the original finely gold embossed leather.

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The top showing the beautifully orchestrated design and the central raised panel surrounded by gadrooning. 

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The bottom is still lined with the original paper and is faced with rosewood

 

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