Early 19th Century
With pagoda shaped hinged lid and column angles, 21cm high; 16cm high
Divided silver foil lined interior with two lids. Losses to the foil as to be expected.
Various areas of lifting and bubbling to the veneers, some areas reglued.
A few chips to extremities, as to be expected, notably the corners.
Tarnishing to the silver metal tablet to the centre of the lid and to the stringing of the top. The stringing is loose to the front (below the key).
Bun feet secure, probably resecured.
Lock resecured to the inside of the lid.
Provenance: Hylda and Lewis Gilbert, Sheldrake Place, London.
Lewis Gilbert (d.2018), the celebrated film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his 007 James Bond movies and Alfie.