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Genuine Tunbridge Ware Writing Box - Henry Hollamby c.1870 (1 of 18)
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Genuine Tunbridge Ware Writing Box - Henry Hollamby c.1870

REF: LA4512 / LA381349
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Description
Genuine Tunbridge Ware is probably The most collected kind of antique woodenware. This particular example is certainly worthy of attention given the condition and degree of original features. Unspoilt patina. No missing or replaced veneer. Obviously this item has been admired rather than used by the many generations of previous owners over a course of circa 150 years. The condition of the mosaic floral bands and depiction of Eridge Castle in Sussex is outstanding and certainly one of if not the best that I have seen/handled. Eridge Castle was depicted by a few Tunbridge Ware makers but this particular representation can be accurately attributed to Henry Hollamby (1819-1895) and was certainly the most detailed of all representations. The front and rear lid close perfectly square. Original hinges and lock with a replacement working key supplied. Inlaid mosaic bands to the lid interior and to the lid within the office section. Dished pen tray with storage space beneath. Matching pair of brass screw top inkpots in A1 condition. Wafer/nib slopes in excellent condition. Finely turned wooden knob to the central lid still fully intact. Original lacquer to the storage space beneath the writing platform. Though all pre stated suggests that this box has been admired rather than used it is the condition of the original embossed velvet that adds the most weight to the claim. Though the velvet is of course worn along both fold lines it is still Fully intact. There is a lot of information re’ Henry Hollamby available on the web. The box is void of any makers label but it is a recognised fact that Hollamby seldom attached labels and a reliable source can be supplied to the buyer to substantiate the Hollamby link. Sadly nowadays any box featuring small pieces of inlay is often referred to as being Tunbridge Ware when in reality the Genuine articles are those attributed to certain makers or particular region over a certain period of a style Far removed from the mass produced items frequently referred to as Tunbridge Ware. This writing box would sit well in any collection and is of museum quality. Very Highly Recommended.

measurements

Height:
8 cm
Width:
35.5 cm
Depth:
27 cm
Unpacked weight 2.1kg

declaration

Antique Boxes & Collectables has clarified that the Genuine Tunbridge Ware Writing Box - Henry Hollamby c.1870 (LA381349) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1870

condition

Very good.

additional info

Material:
Origin:
Date of Manufacture:
c.1870

delivery

Postage/packaging is included within the price for deliveries within mainland UK (excluding Highlands & Islands). For other locations please request a quote prior to making a purchase. Items featuring rosewood MAY require an export permit for deliveries to Northern Ireland and any location other than the UK and will incur an additional cost and delay in despatch.

location

This Genuine Tunbridge Ware Writing Box - Henry Hollamby c.1870 is located in Dereham, United Kingdom

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