This is a good quality mid-size rustic colonial military Teak writing / jewellery box, circa 1880, in good original condition.
• Item Jewellery / Writing Box
• Circa 1880
• Provenance India
• Wood Teak
• Profuse brass string inlay to exterior
• Profuse brass strapping to exterior
• Brass leaf inlay to the lid
• Pear-shaped brass lock plaque
• Hinges in perfect working order
• Internal shaped mirror
• Internal compartments & lids
• Working lock & key
• Stunning colour & patination
• No missing parts
• Original condition
• Free 14 day UK returns period
• Ideal Christmas present!
This is a good quality mid-size rustic colonial military Teak writing / jewellery box, circa 1880, in good original condition. The outer box lid is decorated with a central rotating brass leaf shape styling to the centre of the lid, which is flanked by a darker stained banding and brass corner leaves. The front of the box is adorned with floral shaped brass inlay, along with parallel brass string inlay which features an inter-connected scroll design. The box also boasts profuse brass straps to all outer sides. The box features the original lock, which is in good working order. There is also a key, which inserts into a brass pear-shaped escutcheon. The interior boasts multiple compartments, some with lids, and others which are open trays. The central tray features several open compartments and this can be removed to gain access to a central secret compartment below which is ideal for storing jewellery. The central tray is flanked by further open compartments, with three closed compartments. The inside of the lid features a small shaped mirror flanked by further open shaped compartments. Much of the interior is constructed for easy removal.
This box is a truly classic example from the late Victorian period in colonial India. The level of detail and craftsmanship displayed is second to none. It is rare to see an example, which not only is in excellent condition but also completely original.
The box features a mellow teak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. This truly is a very beautiful item with quality construction and is original throughout. It is rare to see one in such good condition.
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 your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The box is in good original condition, which is commensurate with its age. Nominal old use marks to the exterior and leading edges of the box and brass inlay but nothing significant considering the age of the item. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination. There are no missing compartments to the box. The box features its original working lock, with a working key. The hinges are also in good working order. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
Height = 21cm or 8¼”
Width = 45.3cm or 1ft 5⅞”
Depth = 29.5cm or 11⅗”