I believe this is an English made box, probably originally meant for some gentleman's drawing room and meant to house fine cigars for after dinner service. It has no odors, however, and is superbly preserved and would be just as wonderful as a lady's jewelry box. Dating it between Victorian to Edwardian era, it is as early as 1860, as late as perhaps 1910, but if you pinned down, my experience would say it's 1880s. The wood is solid, not veneer as we usually see. Fine quality, and the glass-covered inset is a stunning cross stitch tapestry of a game bird, perhaps a breed of pheasant - gorgeous palette and perfectly sewn, preserved, displayed. There is an escutcheon and working lock, but I have no key to fit the lock at listing time. If we're able to match one to it, I'll annotate our listing with that inclusion. Priced now without key. Isn't it a beauty!
Very good to excellent condition throughout, with thick solid wood consctuction, a glass-covered inset cartouche that has a sporting or gaming theme of a pheasant or exotic bird. Beautifully crafted throughout, including the needlework. Open canvas visible, very fine work.
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