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Tortoiseshell box with reverse painted scene of Canterbury Cathedral. Item 4102.
This tortoiseshell box features a reverse painted scene of Canterbury Cathedral backed with silver foil. The interior is lined with its original red velvet lining and the internal edges of the top and bottom are finished with ivory. It is 116mm long, 50mm high and 71mm wide and rests on four ivory bun feet. The corners of the lid and base are inset with pewter stringing as is the shoulder of the lid. There is a small chip to the bevelled edge of the glass and some damage to the painting as can be seen in the pictures. C1840.