This wonderful money bank dates to the 19th century, circa 1860. The box was produced in England and was likely given as a gift to a daughter; on the front face of the box we find the expertly hand carved little girl's name ‘JOYCE’. This solid little money box is constructed from Mahogany which was painted /stained to give a simulated/ faux Partridge wood effect, Partridge wood being an expensive type of wood. The box opens via a hinged lid; the lid has an inlaid stained wood border and the central single money slot also is inlaid in this same dark wood.
This is a decorative, quality item that has a variety of potential uses. The perfect addition to your folk art inspired interior. It is a fine example of early English folk art and it has the most wonderful natural patina.
Measuring: Width 6.5 inch (16.5 cm) by depth 4 1/8 inch (10.5 cm). Height 3 5/8 inch (9 cm).
Condition: Minor nibble to top right corner of the face. The metal base locking mechanism is missing.
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