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Seller: eleshiva (856) 100%, Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Ships to: Europe, US, CA, Item: 372772350442 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 FIGURED ROSEWOOD BOX WITH RADIUSED EDGES ANDDELICATE BRASS WIRE, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND ABALONE INLAID DECORATION CIRCA 1850 - 1870(approx 169 - 149 years old) THE BOX IS WITHOUT DAMAGE OR REPAIR AND HAS THE ORIGINAL POLISH AND PATINA THE CARTOUCHE IS A FORMAL DISPLAY DEPICTING A VASE OF FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE IN MOTHER-OF-PEARL, ABALONE AND BRASS WIRE WORK GIVING THE COMPOSITION LIFE THE STYLISED KEY ESCUTCHEON IS ALSO MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND BRASS WIRE WORKThis type of delicate decoration was influenced by the French THE LIFT-OUT COMPARTMENTALISED TRAY AND SILK FITTINGS ARE ORIGINAL WITH THE ORIGINAL MOTHER-OF-PEARL KNOBS THE TRAY AND BOX HAVE BEEN RE-COVERED IN BLUSH PINK ART PAPER CORRECT FOR THE PERIOD THE PULL DOWN LETTER SLOT IS ORIGINAL WITH THE ORIGINAL SPLENDID FRENCH PLEATED COVER WITH ITS ORIGINAL CARVED MOTHER-OF-PEARL CENTRE DECORATION THE LETTER SLOT HAS REPLACEMENT STRONG LINEN HINGES. THESE ARE FAR MORE DURABLE THAN THE PAPER ONES WHICH WERE OFTEN USED BY SOME MAKERS IN THE 1800s THE BRASS STOP HINGES ARE ORIGINAL THE LOCK IS THE ORIGINAL WITH KEY FULLY WORKING to 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 HESSIANWherever 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 size Outside Overall Dimensions Length - 12 inches (30.3 cms) Width - 8.3/4 inches (22.5 cms) Height - 4. 3/4 inches (12 cms) Depth of Tray - 1.3/8 inch (3.5 cms) Depth Under Tray - 2.1/8 inches 5.5 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 COLOUR ALL OUR ITEMS ARE DESPATCHED 'SIGNED FOR' - ALSO TRACKABLE IN MOST CASES UK - Parcel Force Express 48 = £8.70EUROPE - Parcel Force World Wide Euro Priority = £15.34USA & CANADA & OTHER ZONE 1 - Parcel Force Global Priority = £28.45ooo O ooo Style//// Period: Victorian, Product: Boxes, Age: 1850-1899, Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware, Sub-Type: Figured Rosewood, Original/Repro: Original

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