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antique huge french amboyna porcelain cameo writing casket 19th c


Antique Huge French Amboyna Porcelain Cameo Writing Casket 19th C


£1,750 | $2,190 USD | €1,985 EUR
Item Number: SA1035153
Date of manufacture: 1860
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Regent Antiques
This antique has been viewed 22 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A French ormolu and porcelain cameo mounted amboyna writing box, circa 1860 in date.

The rectangular casket features a lid with a central floral hand painted porcelain panel, crossbanding with ormolu decoration, opening to a fitted interior with a useful letter rack, pen rest and inkwell.

It has a fold-out writing slope with a purple velvet lined writing surface. It is fitted with drawers to either side and the whole raised on lotus cast ormolu feet.

Complete with working lock and key.

It is a rare and lovely piece which will make an unforgettable gift.

In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 22 x Width 49 x Depth 29

Dimensions in inches:
Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 11 inches

is a type of wood which has its origins in Indonesia (the preferred veneer comes particularly from the Andaman Islands). The grain texture is one of the most seldom and exclusive on earth.

The burls are often very small, which is why the sheets of veneer come in small dimensions. The colours range from deep yellowish-orange to dark red.
After finishing the surface, the grain texture of amboyna wood has a depth and richness unmatched in other textured woods.

Our reference: A3647
Internal Ref: A3647


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1860.


Height = 22 cm (8.7")
Width = 49 cm (19.3")
Depth = 29 cm (11.4")

Seller Details

Regent Antiques
Manor Warehouse
318 Green Lanes
N4 1BX
United Kingdom

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