Small bruise on the left bottom edge which is nothing. Considering the boxes age its in great condition. The box is constructed of solid oak with Corromandel veneer, a real quality piece of manufacturing.This would have been very expensive when first made. All the brass is solid and quite thick. There is a makers mark on the brass which is marked on both the brass panels at the rear.
G Betjmann & sons' on the right bottom panel and'makers London' on the other. Information relating to George Betjemann. In 1812 and at the age of 14, George Betjemann started apprenticing as a cabinet maker with his uncle, Gilbert Slater at his premises on Carthusian Street, London. In 1834, George then joined his father-in-law, William Merricks cabinet making business on Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London. George brought his sons, George William Betjemann (his eldest) and John Betjemann (grandfather of poet, Sir John Betjeman), to apprentice with him from 1848.
He began his own business at 6 Upper Ashby Street, Clerkenwell, London, and with his two sons having completed their apprenticeships in 1855, expanded to 7 Upper Ashby Street shortly after. All the brass pins are original dating to the period although a few look marginally smaller which is nothing. The three ceramic red cabochons with cherubs are all original and in good order. The silk lid interior is original to the box and in good order with only minor fray for its very long age. The bottom section has been relined by us.
IM PRETTY SURE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Box retains the original lock, top catch and original hinges.
Supplied with a silk tassel and Victorian key that FULLY LOCKS the box. Slightly fiddly but works really well. YOU ONLY GET THIS TYPE OF QUALITY FROM US. Interior that has been relined in expensive.
Material of the highest quality to the bottom section only. Beneath the base of the box has also been lined in velvet to stop any scratches to other surfaces.A superb rare box, and would make a fantastic gift. We have been antique dealers and restorers for the past 30 years. We have a wealth of experience. We take pride in all our restorations, which are unique and fit in well with todays taste and style. What better way to store your valuables than within a unique piece of Victorian or Georgian history.
As an investment for the. Future, our boxes will never loose their appeal or charm, and should with care last all our lifetimes and beyond. Please bear in mind that we try to give a reasonable account of restoration that's taken place, and try to highlight major points. The majority of our boxes are over one hundred years old.
They are not new and may have antique marks, tiny missing pieces slight misalignment or shrinkage imperfections, and will have shown signs of fatigue. Its all normal for the age of any historic box. We try to restore to a good order but can not list every single mark. We are only to pleased to offer help.We take a lot of pride and care in what we do, and have been dealers and restorers for over thirty years. ALL OUR PARCELS ARE WELL WRAPPED. These are fully insured and fully trackable. These will be fully insured and tracked. And will require a signature. As this varies from country to country. ALL OUR ANTIQUE BOXES MAKE GREAT GIFTS. THIS WONDERFUL EARLY RARE BOX HAS MANY USES.
The item "TERRIFIC 19c SPIERS COROMANDEL ANTIQUE DOCUMENT/JEWELLERY BOX FAB INTERIOR" is in sale since Monday, July 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "micky-2-socks" and is located in Essex. This item can be shipped worldwide.