A mahogany writing box veneered in coromandel and inlaid
in mother of pearl, abalone shell and brass.
The exotic horsemen are an
unusual theme. The work is executed skillfully, utilizing the color and
light values of the shells to create a sense of movement.
The box is
immaculately finished inside, and out, the coromandel facings are punctuated with
mother of pearl dots.
Quality work with a very smooth look which betrays
dependence on mechanical processes. Mid 19th century.
Dimensions: 15.75" wide
9.4" deep 4.5"high (closed).
40cm wide 24cm deep 11.5cm high
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