Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set
Shagreen Desk set

Shagreen Desk set

c. 1920 United Kingdom

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Art Deco Shagreen stationery box with ivory edging and escutcheon with matching shagreen & glass pentray.

The interior of the shagreen box features four green silk lined stationery compartments and has a fully working lock and tasselled key.

Shagreen is a leather made from sharkskin or the skin of a Stingray. This type of Shagreen was first made popular by Jean-Claude Galluchat (d1774) a master leather worker in the Court of Louis XV in France. It became a fashion amongst the French aristocracy and later throughout Europe. Shagreen is derived from the French word “Chagrin“.
Dimensions
Height 7.50 inch (19.05 cm)
Width 11.00 inch (27.94 cm)
Depth 6.50 inch (16.51 cm)
Medium
Shagreen, Wood, Ivory, Brass
Hampton Antiques

Hampton Antiques
Towcester
Northamptonshire
England

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