This is an exquisite antique Victorian burr yew domed casket, circa 1860 in date.
The box has a hinged domed top which opens to reveal a stunning Royal Blue velvet and silk lined compartment and features cut card engraved brass mounts in Gothic style.
Complete with original working lock and key.
Add a classic element to any room in your home with this beautifully proportioned casket.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 16 x Width 23 x Depth 12
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6.3 x Width 9.1 x Depth 4.7
Yew Wood – the heartwood colour is golden orange-brown maturing to yellow-brown streaked with dark purple/mauve and brown patches, with veins, tiny knots and clusters of in-growing bark. The grain is straight but sometimes curly and irregular. It has a distinctive white/cream sapwood, an attractive contrast to the heartwood. The yew wood can be found in Europe, Asia & Northern Africa.
For centuries Yew has been used to make traditional English Longbows. Other uses are furniture making, fences, gates, posts, chairs, doors, tables, rustic furniture and veneering which requires careful preparation as Yew is so brittle.
Our reference: 07837