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    Early Georgian knife box

    Early Georgian knife box

    $1,400 (approx conversion from £1100)

    Item details

    Early Georgian knife box, the demi-lune ebonised faux sharkskin case with hinged lid, and brass ring handle, opens to a fitted red velvet interior. To the front a gilt brass lock and to the sides a pair of brass bale carrying handles.
    Probably English, but could be French, circa 1710 - 1730

    Handwritten labels the base of the box reads:
    “This knife box for silver handled knives belonged to the Archer family of Wood Bevington, whose sale was in 1790, since that date for more than a hundred years it remained there, in that ancient house.”

    W: 8.5cm  (3.3")H: 12.5cm  (4.9")D: 5.5cm  (2.2")
    18th Century, Georgian (1714 to 1837)


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