ANTIQUE GEORGE III MAHOGANY & CHERRY WOOD JEWELLERY/SEWING BOX. C1790 (Cd 508)
ALL 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. 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. Any slight veneer movements are always totally stabilised. 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 box. We 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 RARE, UNUSUAL AND HISTORIC WORK/SEWING BOX FROM. THE REIGN OF KING GEORGE III. (approx 229 years old). IN MODERN DAY THIS MAKES AN IDEAL JEWELLERY BOX TOO. FOR A BOX OF SOME 229 YEARS OLD IT IS IN EXCEPTIONAL. AND FOR THE MOST PART, ORIGINAL CONDITION. IT IS VENEERED IN MAHOGANY, CHERRY WOOD AND VARIOUS OTHER WOODS IN A CONTRASTING CROSSBANDED AND GEOMETRIC PATTERN. THE PARQUETRY AND VENEERING NEEDED NO RESTORATION AND THERE ARE ONLY THREE VERY MINOR CHIPS THAT HAVE BEEN REPAIRED AT SOME EARLIER AGE. THE BOX IS WAX FINISHED AS WAS THE HABIT FOR THIS PERIOD WHICH TENDS TO GIVE A SATIN FINISH. WHERE ANY RESTORATION HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT EXTREME CARE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO KEEP AS CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL IN COLOUR AND MATERIALS AS POSSIBLE. THE RECTANGULAR KEY ESCUTCHEON IS MOTHER-OF-PEARL. THE COMPARTMENTALISED LIFT-OUT TRAY IS THE ORIGINAL AND THE BOX AND TRAY HAVE BEEN LINED IN’GEORGIAN’ PINK HEAVY ART PAPER AS WOULD HAVE BEEN ORIGINAL. THE LID INSIDE HAS A PADDED RED FELT LINING, LIKEWISE IN KEEPING WITH THE PERIOD. THE BRASS HINGES ARE ORIGINAL. THEY ARE NOT STOP HINGES. THE LOCK IS ORIGINAL AND INCREDIBLY THE KEY IS THE ORIGINAL KEY. 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 HESSIAN IN KEEPING WITH THE ORIGINAL. Wherever possible we do endeavour to keep the original base covering. CONTENTS OF THE BOX FOR DISPLAY ONLY. All sizes are APPROXIMATE but only to one or two millimetres. IMPORTANT : Please study the dimensions carefully to enable you to visual the box size. Length – 11.1/2 inches (29 cms). Width – 6.7/8. Inches (17.5 cms). Height – 4.1/2 inches (11.5 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 CONFIDENCE. WHILST WE ENDEAVOUR TO BE AS ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE SOME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS MAY VARY IN COLOUR. ALL OUR ITEMS ARE DESPATCHED’SIGNED FOR. USA & CANADA & OTHER ZONE 1. The item “ANTIQUE GEORGE III MAHOGANY & CHERRY WOOD JEWELLERY/SEWING BOX. C1790 (Cd 508)” is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Woodenware\Boxes”. The seller is “eleshiva” and is located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Canada.
- Style//// Period: George III
- Product: Boxes
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Wood/ Woodenware
- Sub-Type: Mahogany & Cherrywood
- Original/Repro: Original