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Rosewood Anitque Box
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  • main
    A rosewood antique box from England.
  • top
    The top has a lovely brass plaque inset on it.
  • open
    The interior is open and ready to store whatever valuables you wish.
  • sideopen
    As you can see this used to be a writing slope, but all of the fittings have been removed.
  • rside
    The bottom back corner on this side has been repaired.
  • lside
    Here is the left side.
  • front
    The brass and rosewood really look great together.
  • key
    The lock is present but no key remains.
  • bach
    A view of the back.
  • bottom
    The under side.

Rosewood Anitque Box

$265 $160

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SKU: MB590 Shipping: $20 Availability: Sold Origin Date: 1890 Condition: Good Dimensions: 12" w x 8.75" d x 4.5" h Wood: Rosewood Customizable: No Category: Tags: ,

Product Description

Originally made as a writing slope, this rosewood antique box makes a great decorative item or storage for special trinkets today. This is an English antique that was made sometime around the year 1890.
The wood is rosewood which is a strong and heavy wood used in fine furnishings and instruments. The color is dark brown with black grain. Subtle accenting the wood are brass inlays on the corners as well as a plaque and keyhole escutcheon. Another reason for the brass corners was to protect the wood from damage on the more susceptible areas. The interior is now empty, although at one time it would have had a leather writing surface and area for quill and ink.
This rosewood antique box is in good condition. There is a small repair on the bottom, back, right corner where it looks like the box was dropped. It is not very noticeable unless you are looking closely. Otherwise there are light surface marks throughout the box and the piece no longer retains its key.
Whether as a gift for someone special or a treat for yourself, this antique box will look great in any home!

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