Boulle Tea Chest
Boulle Tea Chest
Boulle Tea Chest
Boulle Tea Chest
Boulle Tea Chest
Boulle Tea Chest
Boulle Tea Chest
Boulle Tea Chest
Boulle Tea Chest
Boulle Tea Chest
Boulle Tea Chest

Boulle Tea Chest

c. 1835 United Kingdom

Offered by Hampton Antiques

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Wonderful boulle Tea Chest with engraved brass and red tortoiseshell standing on four brass ball feet.

The interior features a ruched velvet back lid and mixing bowl compartment, and further red tortoiseshell and brass engraving on the caddy lids.

This tea caddy comes with a fully working lock a tasselled key.

The "Boulle" name comes from the famous André-Charles Boulle who was made famous for veneering furniture with marquetry of tortoiseshell, brass and pewter. Although he did not invent the technique, Boulle mastered the art of this complex marquetry and lent his name to its common name: boulle work. Boulle also specialised in floral marquetry in both stained and naturally coloured woods. Many of his designs are illustrated in a book of engravings published around 1720.

Important information below.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office. Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £65
International £85

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Dimensions
Height 7.50 inch (19.05 cm)
Width 12.00 inch (30.48 cm)
Depth 6.25 inch (15.87 cm)
Medium
Tortoiseshell, Brass, Glass
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England

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