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Tunbridge Ware Box With Perspective Cube Design c1840

Heading : Tunbridge Ware Box With Perspective Cube Design
Date : c1830- 1850
Period : George IV- Victoria
Origin : Royal Tunbridge Wells, England

Decoration : Traditional Perspective Cube Parquetry Design
Size :  10.3cm x 4.5cm x 2.4cm
Condition : Very good, there are a few minute dents to the lid that can only be seen when tilted to the light
Restoration : None
Weight :  33 grams

The parquetry design used on this item was very popular with Tunbridge Ware manufacturies during the early part of the 19th Century.

 

The story of Tunbridge Ware is not well documented. It reached its peak of popularity in Victorian times when it became fashionable to visit the historic Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells to sample the healing powers of the Chalybeate Springs. Local craftsman created a wealth of products that could be bought by visitors to commemorate their time at the Spa. As the popularity of the distinctive marquetry and parquetry products grew so did the complexity and variety of designs and the industry itself.

 

References:

Tunbridge Ware and Related European Decorative Woodwares – 3rd edition -Brian Austen

 

The Story of Tunbridge Ware - Friends of Tunbridge Wells, Museum, Library and Art Gallery

 

 

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  • Product Code: 20062627
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  • £125.00


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