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Tunbridge ware box in birdís eye maple with parquetry  in native and exotic woods, circa 1835.

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Reference: Jb 107  

Description:

A Tunbridge ware box in birdís eye maple with parquetry and Vandyke patterns in native and exotic woods. 

The juxtaposition of the variety of figure, colour, striations and peculiarities of the natural material, were utilised for maximum effect by the makers of this work.

The tray is lined in original paper.

 

Size: 9.9Ēx7.9Ē, 5.3Ē tall. 25cm x 20cm 13.5 tall.

Circa: 1835.  

 

 

Tunbridge ware box in birdís eye maple with parquetry  in native and exotic woods, circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 

The central panel of parquetry is framed by a stylised, simple pattern of leaves executed in micro-mosaic. Patterns in tessellated micro-mosaic was the last distinctive development in Tunbridge ware. At first, like on this piece, it was combined with the early parquetry designs. Later it was utilised for elaborate large designs. (See chapter 9 in ABT, figures 155, 156, 162).  

Condition; Small repair to micro-mosaic. Cracks. Undulations as different woods expanded at different rates, however the structure remains solid.  

 

Tunbridge ware box in birdís eye maple with parquetry  in native and exotic woods, circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

The tray is lined in original paper.  

 

Tunbridge ware box in birdís eye maple with parquetry  in native and exotic woods, circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

The central panel of parquetry is framed by a stylised, simple pattern of leaves executed in micro-mosaic. Patterns in tessellated micro-mosaic was the last distinctive development in Tunbridge ware. At first, like on this piece, it was combined with the early parquetry designs. Later it was utilised for elaborate large designs. (See chapter 9 in ABT, figures 155, 156, 162).  

 

The juxtaposition of the variety of figure, colour, striations and peculiarities of the natural material, were utilised for maximum effect by the makers of this work. 

Tunbridge ware box in birdís eye maple with parquetry  in native and exotic woods, circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 

Tunbridge ware box in birdís eye maple with parquetry  in native and exotic woods, circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 

Tunbridge ware box in birdís eye maple with parquetry  in native and exotic woods, circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 

Enlarge Picture

 The juxtaposition of the variety of figure, colour, striations and peculiarities of the natural material, were utilised for maximum effect by the makers of this work. 

 

Tunbridge ware box in birdís eye maple with parquetry  in native and exotic woods, circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 

Tunbridge ware box in birdís eye maple with parquetry  in native and exotic woods, circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 The juxtaposition of the variety of figure, colour, striations and peculiarities of the natural material, were utilised for maximum effect by the makers of this work.  

Patterns in tessellated micro-mosaic was the last distinctive development in Tunbridge ware. At first, like on this piece, it was combined with the early parquetry designs.

 

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