17th Century Late Stuart Period Diminutive Olive Oyster Lace box

GBP 2,750.00

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Object Description

A fine and rare Charles II / William and Mary 17th-century olive oyster lace box of small proportions with parquetry star inlay. C.1670-1700. England

The cross-grain moulded and holly banded top is finely veneered in hand-cut pieces of olive cut horizontally, known as ‘olive oyster veneering’.

To the centre, a roundel of olive oysters boarders a parquetry star of box and ebony.

Similarly, the cross-grain moulded frieze is veneered in figured olive to the sides and face. The back is veneered in olive ash.

Object Condition

Wear consistent with age and use. Lovely colour and patination throughout, minor restorations.
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Buscot Manor

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