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Antique Box With Parquetry in Various Woods circa 1780

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Reference: JB 165

Description:
A box in various woods cut as very thick veneers. The woods are juxtaposed in an unusual pattern, which combines angular geometric shapes with hearts and a central  stylized flower.

Origin: English.

Circa: 1780 

Materials: Native woods and ebony.

Size: 28 cm wide by 19.6 cm by 14 cm:  11 inches wide by  7.7 inches by 4.3 inches.

Condition: Good. Replacement feet and some gadrooning on back corner (old repair, see photo). Working lock and key.

A box in various woods cut as very thick veneers. The woods are juxtaposed in an unusual pattern, which combines angular geometric shapes with hearts and a central  stylized flower. Origin: English. Circa: 1780 Enlarge Picture

 

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The box open. The marbled paper dates from an earlier (perhaps original?) time. The velvet lined tray is recent.

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Detail showing oak, fruitwoods, rosewood, yew, walnut, mahogany, amboyna and ebony.

 

  Top and back. Similar woods to front, also satin birch and wenge.
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 Top. Two triangles in mahogany, two in wenge. Other woods: ebony, rosewood, walnut, satin birch.
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