Early 19thc Inlaid Rosewood Box With Secret Drawer+ Orig.locking Pin- Lock & Key


Early 19thc Inlaid Rosewood Box With Secret Drawer+ Orig.locking Pin- Lock & Key

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Early 19thc Inlaid Rosewood Box With Secret Drawer+ Orig.locking Pin- Lock & Key:
$87


A LOVELY ANTIQUE ROSEWOOD VENEERED BOX WHICH DATES TO AROUND THE EARLY 19th CENTURY SO COULD BE EITHER LATE GEORGIAN OR EARLY VICTORIAN. IT IS INLAID WITH A BRASS CARTOUCHE TO THE CENTRE OF THE LID WITH A MATCHING BRASS ESCUTCHEON AND ALSO INLAID WITH PEWTER STRINGING AROUND THE LID AND FRONT OF THE BOX.
THIS BOX HAS A SECRET DRAWER ON THE SIDE WHICH IS HELD IN PLACE BY THE ORIGINAL BRASS LOCKING PIN AND WHEN OPENED UP THE DRAWER HAS THREE COMPARTMENTS LINED WITH A BURGUNDY RED VELVET AND WOULD HAVE BEEN USED TO HOUSE JEWELLERY THAT WAS SAFELY LOCKED AWAY AND HIDDEN FROM VIEW. THE DRAWER IS FULLY REMOVABLE AND SPRINGS OPEN WHEN THE LOCKING PIN IS REMOVED.
IT COMES WITH A GOOD WORKING SECURE LEVER LOCK AND ALSO A KEY WHICH FUNCTIONS WELL AND LOCKS AND UNLOCKS THE BOX EASILY. IT HAS A GOOD FITTING LID WITH STOP HINGES THAT ARE STRONG AND SECURE AND THIS OPENS UP TO A NICE INTERIOR IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM THAT HAS A MIRROR FITTED INSIDE THE LID WHICH IS IN VERY GOOD ORDER BUT MAY ONCE HAVE HAD A COVER FITTED OVER IT (THOUGH OF NO REAL DETRIMENT WITHOUT IT). THERE IS A MULTI COMPARTMENT TRAY THAT HAS TWO ROSEWOOD LIDDED COMPARTMENTS WHICH HAVE REMNANTS OF THE ORIGINAL SILVER LINING AND THIS HAS TWO SMALL BRASS HANDLES ON EITHER SIDE TO ENABLE THE TRAY TO BE LIFTED OUT TO GIVE FURTHER SPACE UNDERNEATH. THE INTERIOR IS SHOWING ITS AGE AND IS A LITTLE WORN AND MARKED IN PLACES BUT NO MORE THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT FOR SOMETHING OF THIS AGE AND CERTAINLY NOT BAD COMPARED TO SOME.
THE EXTERIOR OF THIS BOX IS IN A VERY GOOD CONDITION FOR ITS AGE. IT DOES HAVE AGE RELATED WEAR AND TEAR WITH COMMENSURATE MARKINGS AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT BUT FOR SAYING IT IS WELL OVER 150 YEARS OLD IT HAS SURVIVED WELL WITH THE VENEER BEING PRETTY WELL INTACT APART FROM A LITTLE LIGHT RESTORATION ON ONE OF THE BACK CORNERS WHICH IS BARELY NOTICEABLE.
THIS IS A LOVELY OLD PERIOD BOX WHICH HAS A WONDERFUL COLOUR AND GRAIN AND IS NICE TO SEE IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM. IT DISPLAYS REALLY WELL AND IS ESPECIALLY USEFUL WITH IT HAVING A WORKING LOCK AND KEY. THESE WERE ORIGINALLY MADE FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMAN OF THE GEORGIAN AND VICTORIAN ERAS TO HOUSE ALL THEIR NECESSARY AND ESSENTIAL EVERYDAY PIECES AND WERE QUITE AN INVALUABLE BOX TO HAVE BUT IT CAN NOW BE USED FOR WHATEVER BEST SUITS YOUR OWN PURPOSE.
IT MEASURES APPROX. 25.5cms (10") LONG, 20cms (8") WIDE AND 14cms (5.5") DEEP WITH A WEIGHT OF JUST OVER 1.8kgs.
PLEASE CONTACT ME IF ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS REQUIRED.PLEASE ONLY offer IF YOU INTEND TO BUY.PAYMENT TO BE MADE WITHIN 3 DAYS OF THE sale ENDING UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE- MANY THANKS.
DUE TO ITS SIZE AND WEIGHT THIS WILL BE SHIPPED VIA THE GLOBAL SHIPPING PROGRAMME EXCEPT TO THE U.S.A AND CANADA WHICH WILL BE VIA PARCELFORCE WORLDWIDE PRIORITY SERVICE FULLY TRACKED FROM DOOR TO DOOR AND SIGNED FOR ON RECEIPT AT A COST OF £34.00
*** I WILL ALWAYS LEAVE response ONCE IT HAS BEEN LEFT FOR ME ***

Early 19thc Inlaid Rosewood Box With Secret Drawer+ Orig.locking Pin- Lock & Key:
$87

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