This large French antique travelling jewellery case, dating from around 1810, is made from solid Cuban Mahogany. It has been sculpted from a single piece of wood, and then sawn in half to make up the main section and the lid. The wood has then been hollowed out for the interior to be fitted. The box is finished with a rectangular brass lock frontage, brass finger plate, central brass escutcheon, and inlaid double brass stringing to the perimeter of the lid.
The interior is lined with petrol blue velvet and matching Grosgrain silk.
The characteristic double action lock comes with its working key.
Whilst I make it a policy to have every screw head slot exactly lined up wherever possible, due to these particular screws being firmly stuck in place for over 200 years, I decided to leave them in situ so as not to damage them. ... READ more READ less