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Genuine Tunbridge Ware Box. 100% Original. c1875
REF: LA4355 / LA333839
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No antique collection can be considered complete without at least one example of genuine Tunbridge Ware and obviously it would be better if such an example were to be 100% original and complete. This box satisfies that criteria. Boasts the all important unspoilt patina. The item features two of the styles of inlay associated with Tunbridge Ware namely, micro mosaic (often referred to as ‘tessellated’) and tumbling clocks (often referred to as perspective cubes). The main veneer is veneer. The cubes feature the expected variety of specimen woods and includes what is virtually a trade mark of genuine Tunbridge Ware……one side of one cube with a slight green hue. The colour is believed to be natural and due to the effect of a fungus upon the selected wood. All veneer is original and complete as are the inlays. Finely turned know to the lid free of any chips. Original red paper lining to the base is extremely good condition. Original lining to the box interior with no tears with just the expected slight age discolouration in very small areas. This box has obviously had little to no use and more than likely was displayed in a cabinet and spared the bleaching effect of natural light. To the frustration of many keen collectors, the term Tunbridge Ware is on an ever increasing basis used to describe any item inlaid with any design made up of small pieces of veneer. This particular example IS the genuine article and a fine example of what is generally regarded as THE most collected and sought after style of antique woodenware. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Unpacked weight 0.2Kg
Antique Boxes & Collectables has clarified that the Genuine Tunbridge Ware Box. 100% Original. c1875 (LA333839) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1875
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