A late 19th century Victorian parquetry inlaid box.
The box has parquetry inlays of many samples of wood with a star shape in the centre of the top and a single drawer at the front.
The drawer front has a satin birch bead edge, a turned knob handle and is pine lined.
Inside and to the back of the drawer is a paper hand written label that says “Edward Spencer Rochester, Black Smith, 130 Grey Street N Shields, Born 2.3.1834” and below on the label “August 23 1907” which we believe was his death.
The box is well made and in good condition. (Circa 1890)
Height 11.2m (4.4 inches)
Width 25cm (9.8 inches)
Depth 19.6cm (7.7 inches)