Tunbridge Ware - A Round Topped And Square Ended Glove Box - Floral Mosaic c1860

Heading : Tunbridge Ware - A Round Topped And Square Ended Glove Box
Date : c1860
Period : Victorian
Origin : Tunbridge Wells, England - Henry Hollamby

Decoration : Round top with a central golden satinwood panel containing a floral mosaic; this is bounded by birds-eye maple veneer to both ends, and surrounded by banded and continuous keyline stringing; to the perimeter of the lid there is an eleven-square geometric border; the four edges of the box have a broad, detailed Berlin wool-work floral frieze of roses, and lobed leaves, with the usual banded and continuous borders; base lined with black and green paper; rosewood edge veneers; internally, there is a magenta satin lining to the inside of the lid (very probably original), but lacking any sort of attached 'tool band' which would identify this as a sewing box if present. The main well of the box has been relined with marbled paper
Size : 26.7 cm long x 10.1 cm deep x 9.9 cm high
Condition : Very good; there are a number of small, shallow gouges and grain cracks within the mosaics,; losses to the banded stringing in places, mostly on exposed edges; has a working lock and key; a few superficial bumps and bruises entirely commensurate with age
Restoration : replacement lining paper internally as above
Weight :  457 grams


Notes : All the elements of this box match the constituent parts of others which have been positively identified by experts in the Tunbridge Wells Museum as being the work of Henry Hollamby. The date is derived from the same source, having been appended to these other items.

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  • Availability: Sold
  • £340.00

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