This is a highly decorative Antique Victorian silver plated folding biscuit box, circa 1880 in date.
It has a plain shell-shaped body sitting in a cast frame with remarkably chased branch supports and the original interior features elegant hand-pierced dividers.
The opening mechanism is as intricate as the shell decoration, it opens out into two halves and is held shut by gorgeous laurel wreath loose ring handles at the top.
This wonderful container could house anything from sweets to biscuits or trinkets.
Whatever you choose to store in this lovely item you are sure to do it in style.
In excellent condition. As an antique item, the piece shows signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the biscuit box displays beautifully,please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 26 x Width 23 x Depth 14
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 5 inches
Our reference: X0089