A terrific early nineteenth century Artist / Watercolour box by James Newman at 24 Soho Square, London, dating to around 1810.
Made from solid Mahogany with quality dovetail construction with beautiful brass mounts to the corners with quality screwed fixing, a vacant inlaid plaque to the top, a flush campaign handle to the front of the drawer and lovely quality flush hinges.
The lid opens (complete with working key) to reveal an embossed leather insert to the interior of the lid. The box is fully fitted with watercolour blocks, glass water jars, brushes and a heavy porcelain palette impressed on the underside for James Newman, 24 Soho Square.
There is a brass removable pin which keeps the drawer locked when the box is locked. Once the pin is removed, the drawer can be opened to reveal a lovely ceramic artist's palette.
A superb box in excellent condition with wear commensurate with age. 12" x 9" x 3 3/4".