Beautiful early Georgian Mahogany Veneered Knife Box - Lovely patina - serpentine front and sloped lid gorgeous pinwheel veneered cartouche inside the lid. Original slotted interior in very good condition. Brass hinges - perhaps replaced and lock hardware, I believe original but no keys. Age splits, shrinkage, some bruising and bubbling wear to veneer some old glue residue upper back seams and interior lid seam of one. No holes on bottom to suggest feet.
Measures about 14.25 tall x 9” wide x 11 deep, and circa - late 18th to early 19th century. Age split on front of one with some loss around lock.
Often the original knife inserts were removed and these were converted into stationery boxes or simply had the guts ripped out of them for other storage.
Overall very nice and displays beautifully, especially as a pair. Despite the typical condition of these, still structurally sound.
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