This is a superb antique Victorian Coromandel & Brass Banded Box, circa 1870 in date.
It has exquisite brass line inlay with brass banding on the edges with a central brass escutcheon bearing the initials BH and the date March 1873..
The interior is lined with its original purple silk to accommodate your prized possessions.
Complete with working lock and original key.
This is a highly decorative piece which will make a statement once placed on any period desk.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 16 x Width 36 x Depth 23
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 9 inches
Our reference: 09649a
is a valuable wood fromIndia,Sri Lankaand South East Asia. It is of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes (or the other way about), very heavy and hard. It is also known asMacassarEbonyorvariegated ebonyand is closely related to genuineebony, but is obtained from different species in the same genus; one of these isDiospyrosquaesitaThwaites, from Sri Lanka. The nameCalamandercomes from the localsinhalesename, 'kalu-medhiriya', which means dark chamber; referring to the characteristic ebony black wood.
Coromandelwood has been logged to extinction over the last 2 to 3 hundred years and is no longer available for new work in any quantity. Furniture incoromandelis so expensive and so well looked after that even recycling it is an unlikely source. A substitute,MacassarEbony, has similar characteristics and to the untrained eye is nearly the same but it lacks the depth ofcolourseen in genuineCoromandel.
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