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C18th George III Period Mahogany Knife-box With Original Fitted Interior.


£475 | $662 USD | €554 EUR
Item Number: SA753241
Date of manufacture: Georgian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
This antique has been viewed 43 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


C18th George III period mahogany knife-box with original fitted interior .
Shaped serpentine-fronted Georgian mahogany knife or cutlery box of traditional sloping-top form , retaining its original compartmentalised interior. The interior with ‘barbers pole’ and chequered string inlay between the division slots and the underside of the lid with an inlaid ‘compass’ star .
The front face fitted with original brass ring handle and brass key escutcheon . Fitted with original brass hinges to the lid . Well-figured ‘fiddle back’ mahogany throughout, retaining the original polished surface and ‘skin’.
Minor losses to the ‘cock-beaded’ moulding, but crucially in untouched and original ‘as found’ , countryhouse, fresh-to-market condition. No splits or damage .
The lid held in the ‘open’ position by a brass folding arm , probably a later addition to prevent damage .
Boxes of this type were produced in the Georgian period to store expensive silver and steel cutlery and knives , and designed to stand upon a sideboard or serving table in a formal dining room .
H 15”
W 9”
D 12”
England c .1770
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 2012


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


Height = 38 cm (15.0")
Width = 23 cm (9.1")
Depth = 30 cm (11.8")

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M Lees and Sons
Tower House
1 Castle Place
Severn St
United Kingdom

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