Antique English Victorian inlaid tunbridge walnut jewellery casket 19th C


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Object Description

An Antique English Victorian inlaid tunbridge walnut jewellery casket, circa 1880 in date.

This splendid burr walnut casket is rectangular in shape and features luxurious tunbridge ware inlaid decoration. The interior is lined with an Art Nouveau patterned paper and features a lift out section above storage.

This is a remarkable jewellery casket, which is sure to bring opulence wherever is placed.

In excellent condition. As an antique item, the casket shows signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the casket displays beautifully.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 15 cm x Width 30 cm x Depth 12 cm

Dimensions in inches:
Height 6 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 5 inches

Tunbridge Ware
is a form of decoratively inlaid woodwork typically in the form of boxes, that is characteristic of Tunbridge and the spa town of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England, in the 18th and 19th centuries. The decoration typically consists of a mosaic of many very small pieces of different coloured woods that form a pictorial vignette. Shaped rods and slivers of wood were first carefully glued together, then cut into many thin slices of identical pictorial veneer with a fine saw. Elaborately striped and feathered bandings for framing were pre-formed in a similar fashion.

There is a collection of Tunbridge ware in the Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery in Tunbridge Wells

Our reference: A3828

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:30 x H:15 x D:12 centimeters
  • period
  • year
    circa 1880

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