George III Mahogany Knife Box
A large and beautifully patinated George III Chippendale period mahogany knife box with a boldly shaped serpentine front, with hinged slope lid, above conforming case, with brass escutcheon and hasp and 19th century brass handles to sides; decorated with inlaid faux fluted columns, and barber-pole edging.
English, c. 1760.
Fantastic antique country house condition, original surface, tons of patina, historic cracks and repairs. The interior fitted for stationery in the 19th century.