This is a beautifully chip-carved box with decoration on the top, front and sides. This mainly consists of stylized floral roundels. The top has the addition of a band of fine chip-carving at the edges. The joints are dove-tailed. When opened, the hinges are intact. The box itself is unlined but shows the lovely grain which is apparently of silky oak. This piece is in excellent condition for age and would make a beautiful restrained feature in any décor. 12.25 ins (21cm) x 4.5 ins (12.5cm) x 3.5 ins (9cm). Weight 656 grams. This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 401.
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