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Amboyna veneer writing box. Item 2465.
The lid of this delightful, good quality ladies writing box is decorated with a floral spray inlaid in the amboyna veneer. The spray consists of painted ebony, painted ivory and abalone shell. To the right of the spray is an inlaid geometric stripe made up of painted ebony, ivory, abalone shell and silver diapers, or triangles, surrounded by silver stringing. The decoration is then surrounded by a border of silver stringing and ebony. The silver cartouche is engraved with the initials A W. The remainder of the box is veneered in amboyna and the interior is decorated with a simulated rosewood colouring. It also contains its original ruler-these are usually the first things to go missing. The leather is a colour matched replacement. The width is 306mm, the depth 223mm and it stands 136mm high. There has been some small repairs to the amboya veneer, but overall it is very good condition. C 1880
|Dimensions||44 x 32 x 24 cm|