Italian Olive Wood Book Box

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Italian Olive Wood Book Box


A 19th century Italian olive wood marquetry inlaid book box.

The box is in the shape of a pile of books, is satin birch and maple wood veneered with fine scaling inlays to the edge that are very similar to Tunbridge ware.

The centre of the lid has painted decoration of dragons, butterflies and a portrait of a man.

The front and sides have simulated book spines made of olive wood and have Roman numerals painted on them.

The lid is a book and the base on the box has a hidden compartment.

The box is a larger example than what we have seen before and is in good condition though the lock does not work and there is no key. (Circa 1880)

Height 15cm (5.9 inches)
Width 31.7cm (12.5 inches)
Depth 23cm (9 inches)