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Antique Regency box veneered with kingwood of neoclassical form box with drawer circa 1810

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Reference: JB193

Description:
A Regency kingwood veneered box of pure neoclassical form. The gilded applied escutcheons and handle are influenced by French work. The inside is lined with velvet pads (new) which are not glued so as to preserve the original red paper lining. The box has a separately lockable drawer, using the same key. 

Origin: UK

Circa:1810


Size: 30.5 cm wide by 22.6 cm by 16.5cm:  12 inches wide by  8.9 inches by  6.5 inches.

Condition: good overall, marks consistent with age, (see images); there is a small patch just above the drawer; working locks and key.

 

A Regency kingwood veneered box of pure neoclassical form. The gilded applied escutcheons  and handle are influenced by French work. Inside the box is lined with new velvet pads which are not glued so as to preserve the original red paper lining. circa 1810 Enlarge Picture

 

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The inside is lined with velvet pads (new) which are not glued so as to preserve the original red paper lining.

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The tapered neoclassical form is derived from Egyptian sarcophagus shapes.

 

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The top has a subtle inlay in boxwood and is edged by a framing in satinwood.

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The gilded applied escutcheons and handle are influenced by French work. 

There is a small patch just above the drawer; 

 

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The inside is lined with velvet pads (new) which are not glued so as to preserve the original red paper lining.

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