Antique Boxes & Collectables
Antique Boxes & Collectables is located in Dereham, United Kingdom
French Inlaid Amboyna Glove / Desk Box c.1870
REF: LA4448 / LA368732
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Fine quality inlaid amboyna glove box in very fine condition. Unspoilt mellow patina. Highly attractive grain generally regarded as one of The most attractive that was used on antique boxes. Ebony edged to the bottom edges of the base section, front of the lid and twin ebony strips to the top. Canted cross grain tulip wood to the edge of the lid. Ornate and intricate Boulle style surround to the brass cartouche. All veneer, edging and inlays are original, complete and in excellent condition. The lid closes perfectly square. Original hinges throughout in common with the original lock in A1 condition. A replacement working key is supplied albeit a tad tight in terms of entering the key hole. As with a great many boxes of French origin, the mechanism of the lock is ‘double locking’ though one single turn of the key is sufficient to secure the lid. Upon opening the front can be folded forward. The box interior features what is believed to be the original button pleated panel to the lid interior and a previous owner has done a fine job in relining all of the other interior surfaces to suit the panel. All lining is in spotless condition with no tears to the material. There is little call for glove boxes nowadays but these boxes nowadays tend to be used for general storage/desk boxes etc. One fine looking box that displays beautifully.
Unpacked weight 0.7 Kg
Antique Boxes & Collectables has clarified that the French Inlaid Amboyna Glove / Desk Box c.1870 (LA368732) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1870
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This French Inlaid Amboyna Glove / Desk Box c.1870 is located in Dereham, United Kingdom