Antique Boxes & Collectables
Quality Inlaid Burr Walnut Jewellery Box + Tray. c1875.
REF: LA4294 / LA333847
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Obviously a fine quality piece of antique woodenware. Made during the mid-late Victorian period. Veneered to ALL exterior surfaces with highly figured/burr walnut with a particularly attractive balance of rich and golden tones. Please note the curves of the lid, not just to the front and back as with the vast majority but to all 4 sides, more difficult to manufacture but the end result was certainly worth the effort. Inlaid to the top and front with twin brass strip inlays framing what is generally regarded as one of the most colourful combinations of inlays namely Mother of Pearl, veneer and abalone shell, the latter arguably being THE most colourful of all inlays used on antique boxes. All veneer and all inlays are original, complete and in superb condition. The lid closes perfectly square on the original brass ‘stop’ hinges. Original lock with a replacement working key supplied. The box interior has been refurbished to a high standard befitting the item. Clearly whoever did the refurbishment has good taste, an eye for the finishing touch and had practicality for modern day use in mind. Please note the 16 sections to the tray, ideal for those smaller items of jewellery. Nice finishing touches of the silk covered edging of the tray and all dividers to complement the ruched silk panel within a silk covered frame to the lid interior and the 2 central lidded sections with gilt ring pulls to the tray. Metal side handles on the tray to assist accessing the storage section beneath that features a lightly padded silk covered base. A most attractive and quite unusual piece of Victorian woodenware that displays beautifully that will command attention from all who see it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Unpacked weight 1.8Kg
Antique Boxes & Collectables has clarified that the Quality Inlaid Burr Walnut Jewellery Box + Tray. c1875. (LA333847) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c1875
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