Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
A large veneered box with Sadeli micromosaic, with fitted interior and compartments.
from the mid 1800s
Large panels of mosaic cover the top and the sides of the box.
Impeccably matched corners and edges.
17in long, 11in wide, 6in high. Very heavy.
Bone, some stained green, mosaic bits with metal that is most probably silver.
Sandal wood & possibly ebony or rosewood. Silver & brass escutcheons. Velvet lining.
The shelf at the bottom has a velvet covered slope meant to be used as a writing slope. This can be released by removing the metal pin that goes through the front vertical plane and secures the slope tray in place when closed.
Many small compartments.
The top has become unhinged and has separated from the box.
Has losses and damage and needs repairs. Price takes the deficiencies into account.
Easy to repurpose into at least the following: one mirror frame and a set of 3 framed artworks – much more re-purposing possible with a little skill & creativity.
Acquired from a notable UK auction house
At checkout please use $200 large packet rate for shipping
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.