An extremely rare and fine example, decorated to all surfaces with exotic timbers.
The finely crossbanded top is decorated in exotic hardwoods in a ‘tumbling block’ fashion and opens on both of the original hinges.
Every side is carefully decorated with what is known as ‘Van Dyke’ triangles.
The original fitted interior is lined in olive silk.
Points of interest: It should be noted that this is truly an exceptional example and in the most wonderful original condition. This is a case of perfect, classic and timeless design.
Tumbling blocks have been utilized for centuries and the design is first thought to first appear in ancient Greece and Rome. The design was revived in the Renaissance, Baroque and Regency era, all the way to the present day.