Inlaid rosewood veneer writing box. Item 0886.
The lid of this rosewood veneer writing box is inlaid with ebony, amboyna and possibly a fruitwood, whilst the canted edge is inlaid with ivory, ebony, amboyna and mother-of-pearl. The top is then finished with painted white highlights. The width is 330mm, the depth 225mm and the height is 130mm. The condition is very good and it has retained its original patina. The gold tooled leather insert is a replacement. C1850.