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Seller: eleshiva (855) 100%, Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Ships to: Europe, US, CA, Item: 372659766981 WE ARE OFFERING FOR SALE AN ANTIQUE BOX TO ENABLE YOU TO BUY A PIECE OF ENGLISH HISTORYALL ARE GUARANTEED TO BE IN EXCESS OF 100 YEARS OLD Because our boxes are GENUINE ANTIQUES and we furnish every one with a Certificate of Authenticity signed and dated by us, there will be no customs duty to pay in the case of purchases Worldwide Please bear in mind our boxes are antique so any marks and/or minor repairs are commensurate with age and are part of the life and history of any antique. Wherever possible we endeavour to retain the original interiors and try not to over-modernise. Often, however, interiors are in un-usable and un-saleable states so we refurbish as sympathetically as possible thereby keeping the integrity of the boxWe also try not to over-restore box exteriors thereby taking away the character *Whilst we make every endeavour to ensure the information we give is accurate, we can only work within the limits of provenance available and our own experience and expertise* THIS IS A VICTORIAN BURR WALNUT GOTHIC REVIVAL BOXWITH EBONISED RADIUSED EDGES TO THE TOP IS EXTENSIVE CUT BRASS PIERCED AND HAND-CHASED DECORATION WITH STYLISED BRONZE INSERTS CIRCA 1870(approx 149 years old) THE CARTOUCHE IS ALSO PIERCED CUT BRASS WITH A BRONZE INSERT DEPICTING AN EXQUISITELY EXECUTED HUNTING SCENE THE FRONT OF THE BOX HAS A LARGE STYLISED CUT BRASS KEY ESCUTCHEON This box is most probably the work of Betjemann & Sons of Islington, North London who were in the forefront of developing this type of machine cut brass decoration often with bronze or pietra dura inlays. Much of their work was retailed through luxury shops in the fashionable West End. The firm was started in 1848 by the Great Grandfather of Sir John Betjemann (Poet Laureate 1972 until his death in 1984) and the origins of the family were Dutch. Sir John immortalized in verse his regrets about letting down his father in refusing to continue the family business. The firm thereby finally wound up in 1939. THE COMPARTMENTALISED LIFT-OUT TRAY IS A REPLACEMENT WITH A USEFUL RING SLOT THE TRAY AND BOX ARE LINED IN JEWEL GREEN ART PAPER THE PULL DOWN LETTER SLOT IS PADDED AND COVERED IN CONTRASTING JEWEL GREEN CRUSHED VELVET.THIS IS A REPLACEMENT AND HAS STRONG LINEN HINGES. THESE ARE FAR MORE DURABLE THAN THE PAPER ONES WHICH WERE OFTEN USED BY SOME MAKERS IN THE 1800s The green of the crushed velvet is a really pretty shade which we cannot quite capture properly THE COLOURS CHOSEN ARE CORRECT FOR THE PERIOD THE 'STOP' HINGES ARE A REPLACEMENT FROM ANOTHER BOX OF THE PERIOD THE LOCK IS ORIGINAL (WITH TWO REPLACEMENT KEYS) - FULLY WORKINGto enable you to preserve your treasures and/or secrets whether it be jewellery, documents, specimens or anything of sentimental value THE BASE COVERING IS NEW OLIVE GREEN HESSIAN RELEVANT TO THE PERIODWherever possible, however, we do endeavour to keep the original base covering CONTENTS OF THE BOX FOR DISPLAY ONLYAll sizes are APPROXIMATE but only to one or two millimetresPlease study the dimensions carefully to enable you to visualise the box sizeOutside Overall DimensionsLength - 10.3/4 inches (27.3 cms)Width - 7.3/4 inches (20 cms)Height - 5 inches (12.5 cms) Depth of Tray - 1 inch (2.5 cms) Depth Under Tray - 2.1/4 inches (5.7 cms) PHOTOGRAPHS FORM AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE DESCRIPTION SO PLEASE CHECK THEM CAREFULLY AND USE THE ZOOM FACILITY FOR YOUR CONFIDENCEWHILST WE ENDEAVOUR TO BE AS ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE SOME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS MAY VARY IN COLOURALL OUR ITEMS ARE DESPATCHED 'SIGNED FOR' - ALSO TRACKABLE IN MOST CASES UK - Parcel Force Express 48 = £8.85EUROPE - Parcel Force Euro Priority = £15.30USA & CANADA & OTHER ZONE 1 - Parcel Force Global Priority = £27.85 ooo O ooo Style//// Period: Victorian, Product: Boxes, Age: 1850-1899, Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Sub-Type: Burr Walnut, Original/Repro: Original

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