17th-18th century silk covered strongbox jewel casket
17th-18th century silk covered strongbox jewel casket
17th-18th century silk covered strongbox jewel casket

17th-18th century silk covered strongbox jewel casket

1600 to 1700 England

Offered by Alexander George Fine Antiques Ltd

£4,400 gbp
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From time to time an object can certainly grab your imagination, this casket of small proportions is no exception. The casket has a lovely hand-written note stating, 'The jewel box originally belonged to Queen Elizabeth and came direct into the family'. Now, boxes of this form though usually veneered in oysters of Kingwood and occasionally shagreen, are thought to date between 1675-1700 which would place this box around 100 years too late for the Elizabethan period. It is however possible that the casket belonged to Queen Elizabeth and could have been made some 100 years before this style became 'mainstream' given the quality of the silver braid, gold plated hand cut metalwork and the quality of the once bright red silk velvet, not to mention its bright green silk interior. Museum condition.
Features
• Original gilt brass hand cut strapwork
• Original silk velvet
• Original silver braid
• A hand written letter stating the jewel box belonged to queen Elizabeth
Exhibited at Olympia, London
Dimensions
Height 4.50 inch (11.43 cm)
Width 7.50 inch (19.05 cm)
Depth 5.50 inch (13.97 cm)
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Alexander George Fine Antiques Ltd
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