A very appealing Victorian mahogany veneered stationery box with inlaid shell motif decoration and boxwood stringing. Original lock with an old key adapted to work.The brass hinged top opens to reveal the interior, which is divided into four sloping compartments, for correspondence etc. The inside of the lid is lined with blue velvet. The base has been re-lined with green baize.Measurements: 22,5 cm wide, 12 cm wide and 18.8 cm high.
Victorian Stationery Box with Inlaid Shell Motif Decoration & Key. circa 1870
Cleaned and restored (where necessary) to a high presentable standard. All you need to do is wipe over with a soft cloth from time to time. Occasionally use a spray furniture polish that contains bees wax, which will maintain its satin sheen. Please don’t use a silicone spray as this could be detrimental to the waxed surface.