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Dramatically Shaped Coromandel ebony box with Mother of pearl inlay,  circa 1835.

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Reference: JB114


Description:
Dramatically Shaped Coromandel ebony box with Mother of pearl inlay having turned ebony handles,  feet and gadrooning.

The form of this box is characteristic of the Regency but the mother op pearl inlay dates it to late William IV or early Victorian period.

Origin: United Kingdom

Circa: 1835.

Materials: Coromandel ebony and mother of pearl.

Size: 12" wide by 9.5" by 8.75" tall including feet: 30.5cm wide by 24.1cm by 22.2cm. 

 

 

 

Dramatically Shaped Coromandel ebony box with Mother of pearl inlay,  circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

Condition: over all good. Some veneer cracking which is not structural and which is usual with ebony and coromandel some of the pictures have been taken to emphasize this. The tray is a later replacement velvet lined and makes the box suitable for jewelry.

Working lock and key.

Dramatically Shaped Coromandel ebony box with Mother of pearl inlay,  circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

In side there is a velvet lined lift out tray (later) and the top is lined by contemporary  rushed silk framed by gilt embossed leather.

 

Dramatically Shaped Coromandel ebony box with Mother of pearl inlay,  circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 The front view really shows off the dramatic shape. The curved veneering  dark coromandel would have difficult to do.

 

The top view: the mother of pearl inlay is symmetrically laid out. The contrast of the iridescent pearl is contrasted with the dark coromandel 

Dramatically Shaped Coromandel ebony box with Mother of pearl inlay,  circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 

Dramatically Shaped Coromandel ebony box with Mother of pearl inlay,  circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 

Dramatically Shaped Coromandel ebony box with Mother of pearl inlay,  circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 

Dramatically Shaped Coromandel ebony box with Mother of pearl inlay,  circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

  Detail: The mother of pearl inlay. Some of the ebony has been incut to give vitality. This can be seen in the enlargement. 

 

The top is lined by contemporary  rushed silk framed by gilt embossed leather.

Dramatically Shaped Coromandel ebony box with Mother of pearl inlay,  circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 

Dramatically Shaped Coromandel ebony box with Mother of pearl inlay,  circa 1835. Enlarge Picture

 The escutcheon is turned and carved mother of pearl.

Working lock and key.

 

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