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Antique Satinwood and Rosewood Box circa 1750

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Reference: JB 166

Description:
A most unusual box, veneered on three sides with thick saw cut satinwood, the top alternating satinwood with rosewood. Beautiful and yet robust, this piece has aged gracefully.

Origin: England

Circa: 1750

Materials: Hard pine with thick veneers of rosewood and satinwood.

Size: 27 cm wide by 18 cm by 7.5 cm:  10.6 inches wide  by  7.1 inches by 3  inches.

Condition: Good. Shows movement of wood. Deep warm patina.

 

A most unusual box, veneered on three sides with thick saw cut satinwood, the top alternating satinwood with rosewood. Beautiful and yet robust, this piece has aged gracefully. Circa 1770 Enlarge Picture

 

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Tray with old velvet cover, not original.

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The box has never been fitted with hinges or a lock.

 

 

  The strongly figured woods contrast robustly in strong geometric shapes. Perhaps this is an early Tunbridgeware Van Dyke pattern?
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The front showing an expanse of mellowed satinwood.
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 The side.

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 The back was not veneered. The wood has darkened, but does not have the glow and gigure of the satinwood. 

 

  Other side.
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 Bottom showing its age. Framed in maple.

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