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Victorian walnut veneered box inlaid in strips of geometric marquetry circa 1880 

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Reference: Sb117

Description:
A
box veneered in walnut and inlaid in strips of geometric marquetry of light and stained woods. 

   (See our book Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, and Society -- 1700--1880, ISBN: 0764316885  Antigone Clarke & Joseph O'Kelly, A Schiffer Book for collectors Chapter 6 and figures 98, 99, 100). 

Origin: United Kingdom

Circa: 1880.

Materials: Pine construction with walnut veneer and inlay in many woods.


Size:  276 cm wide by 190 cm by 120 cm:   10.9 inches wide by  7.5 inches by  4.7 inches.

Condition: Good overall, some marks constant with age, working lock and key

 

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Inside there is a lift out tray with mutable divisions

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Detail of the escutcheon. A diamond of mother of pearl  is framed by an inlay in woods of multiple color.

 

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