19th Century English Burr Walnut Inlaid Work or Keeping Box
This is a stunning example of the quality of inlaid work found in many English boxes of the 18th and 19th Century. The wood is burr walnut with brass stringing found on the lid and front of the box. The burr walnut is in very nice condition. The parallel strips of brass form rectangular shapes on both of these surfaces. In the center of box the is an inlaid medallion of what appears to be brass. There is a key hole and lock, but no key.
The inside of the box is lined with marbleized green, brown and yellow paper.
The box measures 10 3/4 inches wide, 7 5/8 inches deep, and 4 3/16 inches high.
This is a handsome box, and would be wonderful gift or a great addition to a box collection.