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Antique Rosewood veneered box with stylized brass and shell decoration circa 1870

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Reference: Sb452

Description:
SB452: Rosewood veneered box with stylized brass and shell decoration circa 1870. 
This is an unusual box which combines a small writing box with a sewing tray. The engraved brass, mother-of-pearl and abalone decoration is fluid but stylized, combining the formality of neoclassicism with the naturalism of the Victorian era. The tray and the ‘envelope’ compartment are original and hardly worn. The framing on the ruched surface is gold embossed. Working lock and key.

Origin: UK

Circa: 1870

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SB452: Rosewood veneered box with stylized brass and shell decoration circa 1870.
            This is an unusual box which combines a small writing box with a sewing tray. The engraved brass, mother-of-pearl and abalone decoration is fluid but
            stylized, combining the formality of neoclassicism with the naturalism of the Victorian era. The tray and the ‘envelope’ compartment are original and hardly worn. The framing on the ruched surface is gold embossed. Working lock and key.  Enlarge Picture

 

SB452: Rosewood veneered box with stylized brass and shell decoration circa 1870.
            This is an unusual box which combines a small writing box with a sewing tray. The engraved brass, mother-of-pearl and abalone decoration is fluid but
            stylized, combining the formality of neoclassicism with the naturalism of the Victorian era. The tray and the ‘envelope’ compartment are original and hardly worn. The framing on the ruched surface is gold embossed. Working lock and key.   Enlarge Picture

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SB452: Rosewood veneered box with stylized brass and shell decoration circa 1870.
            This is an unusual box which combines a small writing box with a sewing tray. The engraved brass, mother-of-pearl and abalone decoration is fluid but
            stylized, combining the formality of neoclassicism with the naturalism of the Victorian era. The tray and the ‘envelope’ compartment are original and hardly worn. The framing on the ruched surface is gold embossed. Working lock and key.    Enlarge Picture

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SB452: Rosewood veneered box with stylized brass and shell decoration circa 1870.
            This is an unusual box which combines a small writing box with a sewing tray. The engraved brass, mother-of-pearl and abalone decoration is fluid but
            stylized, combining the formality of neoclassicism with the naturalism of the Victorian era. The tray and the ‘envelope’ compartment are original and hardly worn. The framing on the ruched surface is gold embossed. Working lock and key.    Enlarge Picture

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The tray and the ‘envelope’ compartment are original and hardly worn.

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The tray and the ‘envelope’/document wallet in the lid compartment are original and hardly worn.

The framing on the ruched surface is gold embossed.

 

 There is a place for storing papers under the writing surface.

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This is an unusual box which combines a small writing box with a sewing tray.

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The skiver (thin leather writing surface is a later replacement.

 

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The framing on the ruched surface is gold embossed.

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The engraved brass, mother-of-pearl and abalone decoration is fluid but stylized, combining the formality of neoclassicism with the naturalism of the Victorian era.

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The engraved brass, mother-of-pearl and abalone decoration is fluid but stylized, combining the formality of neoclassicism with the naturalism of the Victorian era.

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