An exceptional early English marquetry specimen wood box with tumbling block inlay on the top and specimen wood Van Dyke triangles on all sides. Early 19th Century. The removable, lift-out tray is lined with dark velvet concealing a second storage below. Working lock and key. Boxes such as these were showcases for exotic woods of the English colonies. French polished.
height: 4.5 in. 11.5 cm., width: 10.5 in. 26.5 cm., depth: 8.5 in. 20.25 cm.