Fine William and Mary 17th Century Olive Oyster Lace Box

GBP 2,600.00

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Object Description

A fine late 17th-century olive oyster ‘Lace Box’ of small proportions, circa 1680-1690, England.

The cross-grain moulded and holly banded top is finely veneered in hand-cut veneers of olive cut horizontally, known as ‘olive oyster veneering’. Inset with holly stringing consisting of a roundel to the centre a quartered. Opening on the original slot hinges, the cleated top appears to retain the original red japanned interior as does the base.

Similarly, the cross-grain moulded frieze is veneered in olive to the sides and face but, this time, hand-cut sections of figured olive. The back is veneered in lacewood.

Wonderful colour and well patinated original surfaces of very good colour.

Object Condition

Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Truly outstanding and original. Lovely colour and patination throughout.

Object Details

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Buscot Manor

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