A box veneered in coromandel ebony with metal stringings
and mother of pearl escutcheon.
The interior fitted with a lift out tray containing a set
of turned and carved mother of pearl spools with bone screw on
shafts. The box is of very good quality.
The spools are turned and carved in a circular design which
at first sight looks simple. It does however require considerable
skill and control to execute a continuous design without wavering.
The ruched top folds down to reveal an envelope.
The whole piece is of superior subtle quality. The box
bears the label of To The Queen, Turill, 250 Regent
St. under a crown .
It measures: 11" wide by 7.9" and 4.6"