Tortoise Shell Box

Wood box with barrel vault top; covered on all four sides and top with tortoise shell veneer in warm brownish color; sterling silver hinges, handle feet, lock and key. Interior lined in red velvet. Silver lock plate has standing lions on either side; feet are ball and claw; back hinges and top and bottom lock and plate surrounded by scrolled etchings in silver.
Additional Information: Veneered barrel vault casket. Vertical cracks in tortoise on domed top; water damage spot on top; upper right above top lock repaired; one leg has 2-3 nails to keep it in place on the bottom side; vertical cracks around lower body. Original key in lock.
Category Boxes
Reference Number 00729
Maker/Artist Dutch or Flemish
Materials Wood; Shell; Silver
Measurements 5 x 8.75 x 7 in
Time Period 17th Century


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