Antique Victorian Coromandel & KPM Porcelain Jewellery Casket 19th Century
Antique Victorian Coromandel & KPM Porcelain Jewellery Casket 19th Century
Antique Victorian Coromandel & KPM Porcelain Jewellery Casket 19th Century
Antique Victorian Coromandel & KPM Porcelain Jewellery Casket 19th Century
Antique Victorian Coromandel & KPM Porcelain Jewellery Casket 19th Century
Antique Victorian Coromandel & KPM Porcelain Jewellery Casket 19th Century

Antique Victorian Coromandel & KPM Porcelain Jewellery Casket 19th Century

19th century England

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£425 gbp
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This is a beautiful antique English Victorian coromandel jewellery casket, circa 1880 in date.

The casket features cut brass Neo Gothic mounts and a decorative cut brass escutcheon. The lid bears five decorative KPM porcelain plaques depicting classical maidens, each in a pierced cut brass mount. The hinged lid encloses a lush green velvet lined interior.

Add a classical element to your home with this rare and beautiful coromandel casket.

Condition:
In excellent condition having been cleaned and waxed in our workshops, with only minor signs of wear consistant with age and use, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 8 x Width 28 x Depth 20

Dimensions in inches:
Height 3.1 x Width 11.0 x Depth 7.9

Coromandel wood or Calamander wood
is a valuable wood from India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. It is of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes (or the other way about), very heavy and hard. It is also known as Macassar Ebony or variegated ebony and is closely related to genuine ebony, but is obtained from different species in the same genus; one of these is Diospyros quaesita Thwaites, from Sri Lanka. The name Calamander comes from the local sinhalese name, 'kalu-medhiriya', which means dark chamber; referring to the characteristic ebony black wood.

Coromandel wood has been logged to extinction over the last 2 to 3 hundred years and is no longer available for new work in any quantity. Furniture in coromandel is so expensive and so well looked after that even recycling it is an unlikely source. A substitute, Macassar Ebony, has similar characteristics and to the untrained eye is nearly the same but it lacks the depth of colour seen in genuine Coromandel.

Our reference: 08487
Dimensions
Height 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
Width 28.00 cm (11.02 inches)
Depth 20.00 cm (7.87 inches)
Stock Code
08487
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