This is a superb quality antique Victorian burr walnut casket, sewing box in Empire Revival Style, with elaborate decorative brass and bronze mounts, circa 1860 in date.
The rectangular lid is beautifully decorated with cut brass mounts centred with a striking bronze sphynx. The front is also decorated with cut brass and two superb bronze sphynx mounts.
The interior is lined with the original pink silk and paper lined divided interior with a section to accommodate your letters and notes.
Complete with the original working lock with key.
This is a highly decorative piece which will make a statement once placed on any period desk.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, the interior fabric shows signs of wear commensurate with age and use, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 12 x Width 26 x Depth 12
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 5 inches
Our reference: 08201
refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.
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