Antique, 19th century *TUNBRIDGE WARE Musical
Jewelry or SEWING BOX of offset Hexagonal form
with the hinged lid and layered pink silk cushioned
interior. One of the most gorgeous TUNBRIDGE WARE
BOXES I have ever seen. Not only is the shape
interesting but it plays **MUSIC! The pattern is
exquisite and the colors stunning. This is a fabulous
edition to any collection.
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AGE: c1800
ORIGIN: United Kingdom
SIZE: 9" HEXAGON DIAMETER
MAKER: TUNBRIDGE WARE
MATERIAL: Wood
CONDITION: Excellent

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*Tunbridge ware is a form of decoratively inlaid woodwork, typically in the form of boxes,
that is characteristic of Tonbridge and the spa town of Tunbridge Wells in Kent in the 18th
and 19th centuries. The decoration typically consists of a mosaic of many very small pieces
of different colored woods that form a pictorial vignette. Shaped rods and slivers of wood
were first carefully glued together, then cut into many thin slices of identical pictorial veneer
with a fine saw. Elaborately striped and feathered banding for framing were preformed in
a similar fashion.

The famous makers of Tunbridge ware were in the Tunbridge Wells area of Kent; their most
notable work was from about 1830 to 1900.

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** I was contacted by someone and told by them that the music box & interior was added well after the Tunbridge box was completed. I am not an expert and that is why I am noting this.


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