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Antique Mother of pearl inlaid Rosewood Box circa 1835

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Reference: Sb123

Description:
SB123: Antique figured rosewood box with dramatic contrasting mother of pearl inlay depicting native plants, the box opening to a fitted inside with liftout tray with divisions for sewing. The tray is covered in its original 19th C paper and has supplementary lids covered in blue silk. The box has a rounded filet of solid rosewood let into the edges. All the veneers at this period are saw cut and about 1mm thick. Circa 1835.

Origin: UK

Circa: 1835


Size: 27.5 cm wide by 19.5 cm by 12.3 cm:   10.8 inches  wide by  7.7 inches by 4.8  inches.

Condition: good original condition, working lock and key, see images.

 

SB123: Antique figured rosewood box with dramatic contrasting mother of pearl inlay depicting native plants, the box opening to a fitted inside with liftout tray with divisions for sewing. The tray is covered in its original 19th C paper and has supplementary lids covered in blue silk. The box has a rounded filet of solid rosewood let into the edges. All the veneers at this period are saw cut and about 1mm thick. Circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 

SB123: Antique figured rosewood box with dramatic contrasting mother of pearl inlay depicting native plants, the box opening to a fitted inside with liftout tray with divisions for sewing. The tray is covered in its original 19th C paper and has supplementary lids covered in blue silk. The box has a rounded filet of solid rosewood let into the edges. All the veneers at this period are saw cut and about 1mm thick. Circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

Detail of the inlay which is in separate elements which in stylized form depicts native plants.  

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The top is lined with blue silk. hen the catch is released, there is a document wallet behind .

The paper lining the tray and the silks are all original.

 

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