Welcome to Antiques & Moore! THIS LISTING IS FOR A WONDERFUL ANTIQUE GEORGIAN PERIOD BURL WALNUT KNIFE BOX WITH ORIGINAL SLOTTED INTERIOR, c. THIS STUNNING BOX HAS INLAID BANDING ON EDGES AND SERPENTINE FRONT.ORIGINAL SLOTTED INTERIOR IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. ENAMELED FLORAL MEDALLION ON INTERIOR LID IN SHADES OF GREEN AND GOLDEN-YELLOW. BEAUTIFUL QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP WITH ORIGINAL AGED PATINA. THE BOX DOES HAVE SOME MINOR CONDITION ISSUES SUCH AS AGE STRESS CRACKS AND MINOR MISSING TRIM.
WE HAVE TRIED TO PHOTO THESE AREAS SO PLEASE VIEW ALL PICTURES FOR CONDITION. OVERALL, THIS GORGEOUS BOX IS IN VERY GOOD CONSIDERING THE AGE AND THE FACT THESE BOXES WERE ORIGINALLY USED DAILY. LOCKING MECHANISM IS MISSING AND THERE IS SOME INTERIOR OF TOP AT CLOSURE. THESE WONDERFUL KNIFE BOXES ARE VERY HARD TO FIND AND THIS ONE IS GORGEOUS!
MEASURES 14 1/8" HIGH, 9" WIDE AND 10 DEEP. THESE BOXES WERE USED TO PROTECT SILVER UTENSILS DURING A PERIOD WHEN SILVER WAS A VERY PRECIOUS COMMODITY OWNED BY THE VERY WEALTHY AND WAS KEPT UNDER LOCK AND KEY TO REMOVE ANY TEMPTATION FOR THEFT FROM SERVANTS AS WELL AS TO PROTECT THE CONDITION OF THE ITEMS. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible.We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "RARE 18th C. ANTIQUE WALNUT GEORGIAN PERIOD KNIFE BOX, ORIGINAL SLOTTED INTERIOR" is in sale since Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Boxes, Jars & Tins". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.