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Lot 418

Group of Three Marquetry Inlaid Boxes

Estimate: $400 - $600

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British/American, 19th century, each of rectangular form with geometric inlay: one burlwood example; one with textured paper lined interior and fitted, divided, removable tray; one with tortoiseshell lined interior; largest 4-3/4 x 8 x 5-3/4 in.

Provenance: Private Collection, Colorado

Note: From a private collection representing 18th and 19th century tea caddies and boxes of various designs from America, Britain, Asia and Europe. Note: ?This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.


all with scattered surface scratches and bumps, some small chips and losses to inlay, possible reveneering and later restorations throughout; burlwood example with some cracks and separations to top; paper lining and removable tray probably later; tortoiseshell lining with some cracks