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Antique Dovetailed Solid Walnut Hand Made Box with Tray Circa 1900

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Item specifics

Type:

Boxes

Original/Reproduction:

Original

Primary Material:

Wood

Country/Region of Origin:

Unknown

Age:

Circa 1900

 

 This is an Antique Dovetailed Solid Walnut Hand Made Box with Tray.

The information we received is that the box is circa 1900, but we do not know the age of the box specifically, where it was made, nor what its original purpose was.  The box has a panel in the lid that can move.  The panel has a small hole, possibly suggesting there had been a knob.  The lid can lie back flat.  The seller thought that might suggest some type of writing box.  However, the degree of rotation of the panel is limited such that it does not seem to me that it would have been part of the writing surface of a portable desk.  Consequently, I do now know the purpose of the box.  There is a tray in the top of the box with four hand crafted supports, on each interior wall.

Please note: We were told that the handle on the top of the box is not the original one.  Also, one screw on the lock may have been replaced (see Condition section).

The box measures 11 3/4" x 6 3/4" x 5 1/2" high.  The box weighs 4 pounds and 5 ounces.  It is a very solid, substantial piece with wonderful craftsmanship, great hand cut dovetails, and a beautiful patina.  It appears to be solid walnut with the exception of the bottom panel of the box which appears to possibly be pine or other secondary wood.  The escutcheon on the keyhole is brass with a rim of small beading.

Condition

The box is overall in good condition considering its age and apparent usage over a period of years, but it does have the following condition issues, (some natural to the piece as noted):

  • The top panel of the box has a crack across the center as seen.  This does not affect the integrity of the box and it appears to be a natural result of age and shrinking, and not damage.
  • Lock - as found, there is no key and the box is offered as found in that regard.  The pin in the lid that slides into the lock is such that a very gentle second push is need to close the box.  You will find this is very easy and does not present a problem.  Also, it appears that the screw on the right side (left side when viewing the screws from the inside), may have been replaced with a screw that it not quite the right side.  It does not lie quite flush.  This appears to be an old repair based on the resultant scrape it left on the side panel of the tray as seen in a closeup photo, marked with a pair of arrows.  Since the tray can be removed and replaced pretty easily, it appears to me that this is likely an old repair and the shallow groove was gradually scratched over an extended period of time, removing and replacing the tray.
  • as noted above, we were told the handle on top was a replacement
  • The top right corner of the box above the first dovetail is broken off.  This is shown in a closeup photo marked with an arrow.

The box is offered as found / as seen / as described.



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