• Item: Jewellery / Sewing Box
• Circa: 1860
• Provenance: Bavaria, Germany
• Wood: Burr Walnut, Ebony & Satinwood
• Raised moulded lid
• Burr walnut veneer to lid, front sides & rear
• Floral marquetry to centre of lid
• Profuse satinwood & ebony inlay to lid
• Cross banded & satinwood string inlaid front, sides, rear, lid & inside lid
• Original mother-of-pearl circular key escutcheon
• Internal removable tray lined with brand new green baize material
• Alternating ebony & satinwood inlay to removable tray
• Figured walnut lined interior
• Original working lock & key
• Moulded base & original rounded pad feet
• Lovely original colour & patination
• No missing parts
• Excellent condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns period
This is a fine quality German Bavarian marquetry inlaid burr walnut, ebony & satinwood jewellery / sewing box, circa 1860, in excellent condition. The box boasts an ebony frame, with burr walnut veneer & profuse satinwood & ebony cross banding & inlay to the lid, front, sides and rear. In particular, the box features a raised, moulded lid, which displays satinwood floral marquetry & geometric string inlay to the centre, surrounded by an ebony moulded border. The outer portion of the lid features burr walnut veneer, with satinwood string inlay in a zig-zag pattern, as well as ebony string inlay and a further ebony moulded perimeter. The front, sides & rear of the box display further walnut veneer, set within a cross banded and string inlaid border & ebony frame. Below, the box rests on an ebony moulded plinth and rounded pad feet. The box also boasts the original working lock, with working key, as well as the original mother-of-pearl escutcheon. Inside, the box opens to reveal geometric satinwood inlay set it ebony, with burr walnut cross banding, satinwood string inlay and a raised ebony border to the inside of the lid. The box interior also retains its original removable tray, which has been newly lined in a green baize material and features alternating ebony & satinwood inlay to the edge. With the tray removed, the box interior is lined with figured walnut.
The box features a mellow brown burr walnut & rich dark brown ebony colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning it has received.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the office to the bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it’s extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely antique piece.
The box is in excellent condition, which is commensurate with its age. Nominal old use marks to the exterior and leading edges of the box, including the interior but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The internal tray has been newly lined in a green baize material; therefore, the baize is clean and free from rips, tears or stains. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination. There are no missing pieces to the inlay. The box retains its original working lock, with working key. The original brass hinges are also in good working order. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 19cm or 7½”
Width = 33.3cm or 13⅛” or 1ft 1⅛”
Depth = 23.2cm or 9⅛”
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