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Solid Rosewood Artist Paint Box c.1880
REF: LA4184 / LA227187
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Fine quality solid rosewood artist paint box in extremely good condition. This box was certainly built to last. Every part of the box is made of solid rosewood, of jointed construction with the top with additional stability of screw fixings, a practice generally more associated with boxes made for the military or medical professions. All wood and all brass fixings are original, complete and in excellent condition. The replacement key does operate the lock but is not perfect insofar that sometimes it needs to be turned more than once to engage. The lid closes perfectly square and opens to reveal a very clean interior. Removable tray with 2 sections to the front and 18 sections for watercolour ‘tablets’. 16 of the original colour labels are still present and legible. There is an imprint of one original paint tablet that will probably help someone that is familiar with paint manufacturers to date the box with more accuracy than the estimated date provided in the heading. All dividers throughout are original and complete. The storage section beneath is subdivided by a removable divider. Obviously this box has had little to no use given cleanliness and the condition. Unpacked weight 1.1Kg
Antique Boxes & Collectables has clarified that the Solid Rosewood Artist Paint Box c.1880 (LA227187) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1880
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