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Victorian Walnut Box Tunbridge
The term 'Tunbridge Ware' is applied, mainly, to a unique form of decorative wooden inlaid marquetry that was developed and manufactured in the Tunbridge Wells area of Kent, from the 17thC (c.1650) until the late 1930's, though the most sought after period is between 1830 and 1900.
Victorian dating from 1870 or earlier.Veneered in walnut in top class condition with flawless tunbridge bands on the top and front with a brass centre piece.
Walnut box that is of very high quality and is so well preserved. The walnut has a glass like sheen. There are no flaws nor marks upon this wood which is very smooth to the touch.
The interior contains one compartment for storing small things laceada pine wood by hand. Is new.
Measures: 28 cm x 20 cm x 11 cm (approximately 11,5" x 8" x 4,5")
Weight aproximately: 2,5 kg
These little artworks had a privileged location on the best english homes during the XIX century, accompanied the nobles on their journeys and the senior offices in their campaigns. They were extremely useful and also a sign of distinction.
Take this opportunity. The current global economic situation has made this type of works have a bargain price when valuing the wood they are made of, their age and their perfect finish. But this situation will no longer last as probably soon these works will reach again the prices they used to have.