Antique ebonised and  inlaid Tortoiseshell and brass cabinet or jewellery box.

Antique ebonised and  inlaid Tortoiseshell and brass cabinet or jewellery box.

£980.00

A stunning tortoiseshell and brass inlaid ebonised cabinet on turned feet. Quality ormolu.

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A Tortoiseshell and brass inlaid cabinet on turned feet. Dating from circa 1850. The cabinet has two front doors and two drawers below. Upper brass gallery, and domed doors. This cabinet would have taken many hundreds of hours to create and is wonderful quality. Even the drawers and inside the cabinet is veneered in exotic wood. Comes with key. This would likely have been created to display curios or art collected during a grand tour. Condition : some restoration over the  years to the tortoiseshell and brass (see photo). Some slight shrinkage damage to top (see photo). It appears to have been professionally re-ebonised relatlively recently. Dimensions (in cm’s): H63.5 x D24.5 x W75. Inside cabinet : max depth : 17, Height from base to first shelf 17.5, Height from shelf to top 18. Internal width 65.5. 

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