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Antique Regency brass inlaid rosewood box Circa 1825.

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Reference: JB 156.

Description:

This is a  box which combines severity with elegance. The thick saw-cut veneers of the rosewood are selected for the rich figure of the wood which is contrasted with the brass inlay. 

The whole structure is bound in brass which emphasizes the straight lines of the box and also acts as protection, uniting the useful with the aesthetic.

 The design is controlled in deference to the Georgian neo-classical tradition but it also embraces the Regency influence of the Royal cabinet maker George Bullock, who introduced naturalistic elements to the earlier austere brass designs. 

Origin: UK

Circa: 1825

Materials: rosewood and brass.

Size: 30.5 cm wide by 22.5 cm by 15.2 cm:  12 inches wide by  8.9 inches by  2.86 inches.

 

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Condition: good; there is a little damage to the inlaid escutcheon; working lock and key.

The inside of the box has been relined with hand marbled paper and has a replacement lift out tray. 

 

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The inside of the box has been relined with hand marbled paper and has a replacement lift out tray. which has been lined with velvet.  

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The thick saw-cut veneers of the rosewood are arranged to form a pattern utilizing the rich figure of the wood. The whole structure is bound in brass which emphasizes the straight lines of the box and also acts as protection, uniting the useful with the aesthetic.

 

Detail of the inlaid brass plate in the centre of the top.
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there is a little damage to the inlaid escutcheon
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