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Very Special Antique Studwork, Rosewood Box, Hand Painted The Glorious 1st June For Sale
This is a very special box.......Superb Antique Victorian Rosewood studwork box.
the rosewood is of a fine qualityand the studwork exceptional.
hinged lid with front lock...lift lid and you will be amazed.
a minature hand painting of THE GLORIOUS 1st OF JUNE......painting of the highest quality...superb craftsmanship.
The ships in full mast in the midst of battle....the detail is incredible.....very fine indeed.
here, at the bottom of the description is a little bit of background to this battle...This box was prized by my father....he loved and cared for this box.
So it will come to you in superb condition, and well width..3.5"..height...2.5".
I will pack securely .....you will be delighted with this box.
TheGlorious First of June, (known in France asBataille du 13 prairial an 2and sometimes calledThird Battle of Ushant) of 1794 was the first and largest naval action between the French and British fleets during theFrench Revolutionary Wars. The action was fought over 400 miles (640km) west ofUshant, the most Western point onBritannyin France, deep in theAtlantic Ocean. The British fleet underLord Howewas attempting to defeat a French fleet underVillaret de Joyeusewhich was in turn attempting to lure Howe away from a grain convoy destined for France from the United States.The future of theFrench Revolutiondepended on this 117 strong convoy which would save France from famine if it arrived safely. Ultimately, both admirals were successful in their ambitions; Howe defeated Villaret in open battle and took seven of his ships. Villaret managed to occupy Howe for long enough and inflict sufficient damage that the convoy escaped unscathed.
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Very Special Antique Studwork, Rosewood Box, Hand Painted The Glorious 1st June: $201