This beautifully patinated rich flame mahogany serpentine fronted cutlery box Is delightful with its rare surviving original fitment designed to hold an assortment of silver knives, forks, and spoons. This fine box is veneered in top grade flame mahogany and is further enhanced with tulipwood banding and chequered and striped stringing. This detail is followed through onto the interior and even the inside of the lid which also benefits having a marquetry star inlaid into its centre. The lock, escutcheon and lifting handle are all original as are all the hinges all of which show signs of originally having been silver plated. This fine piece is in good condition circa 1760.
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