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Antique Brass Accented Rosewood Box with lift-out Tray and Lockable Side Drawer

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Description: http://hygra.com/uk/n11/634JB 

Ref: 634JB: 
Figured rosewood box with rounded edges in alternating brass and rosewood having fine inlaid brass accents depicting  stylized neo-classical motifs . The box is of high quality, which continues into the compartmentalized interior. There is a lockable side drawer of dovetail construction fitted for jewelry. It is lined in velvet and embossed leather. The box has its original leather covered lift-out tray. There is a document wallet in the lid with a mirror behind.  Both the main lock and the drawer lock are working and have the same key. Circa 1825 

Origin: UK ;  Circa: 1825 ; Materials: .

Size: 31 cm wide by 23.5 cm by 17.3 cm:  12.2  inches wide by 6. 8 inches by 4.8  inches.

Condition: good overall; working locks and key; the mirroring of the lift out mirror is deteriorated; see images

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Figured rosewood box with rounded edges in alternating brass and rosewood having fine inlaid brass accents depicting  stylized neo-classical motifs . The box is of high quality, which continues into the compartmentalized interior. There is a lockable side drawer of dovetail construction fitted for jewelry. It is lined in velvet and embossed leather. The box has its original leather covered lift-out tray. There is a document wallet in the lid with a mirror behind.  Both the main lock and the drawer lock are working and have the same key. Circa 1825   Enlarge Picture

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Detail: rounded edges in alternating brass and rosewood having fine inlaid brass accents depicting stylized neo-classical motifs. The brass corners  are  inlaid and held in place by brass pins which have been ground flush.

The inlaid accents are particularly fine

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The box has its original leather covered lift-out tray. 

 

There is a document wallet in the lid with a mirror behind.

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There is also a lockable side drawer of dovetail construction fitted for jewelry.

Figured rosewood box with rounded edges in alternating brass and rosewood having fine inlaid brass accents depicting  stylized neo-classical motifs . The box is of high quality, which continues into the compartmentalized interior. There is a lockable side drawer of dovetail construction fitted for jewelry. It is lined in velvet and embossed leather. The box has its original leather covered lift-out tray. There is a document wallet in the lid with a mirror behind.  Both the main lock and the drawer lock are working and have the same key. Circa 1825   Enlarge Picture

 

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There is a lockable side drawer of dovetail construction fitted for jewelry.

 

There is a document wallet in the lid with a mirror behind.

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The mirroring of the lift out mirror is deteriorated

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The lockable side drawer of dovetail construction fitted for jewelry.

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 There are also inset brass carrying  handles.

 

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The orchestration of the brass accents  is symmetrical. The glittering brass contrasts with the  dark figured rosewood. 

There is some veneer cracking to the rosewood. which does not effect the structural integrity.  The figuring of the rosewood is a particular delight.

 

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All text and images and linked images are 1999-2011 Antigone Clarke and Joseph O'Kelly. If you require any further information on permitted use, or a licence to republish any material, email us at copyright@hygra.com