This is a highly decorative Antique Victorian silver plated folding biscuit box, the base bearing Patent N&H 350 85, circa 1880 in date.
It has a scalloped shell-shaped body sitting in a cast frame with remarkably chased branch supports and the original gilded 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, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 27 x Width 25 x Depth 11
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10.6 x Width 9.8 x Depth 4.3
Our reference: A1379