Knife box

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1780-1800

GUSN

GUSN-17109

Description

Hinged slanted top conforms to shape of base, Form is basically rectangular w/ ovolo corners. Edge of lid has cock-beading. Edge of top surface of lid has about 1/4" of mahogany inlay w/ flanking stringing. Vertical edges have similar treatment. Base is slightly molded. Box sits on three brass ball feet. Lid has small plate of silverplate w/ ring for lifting. Fancy escutcheon over shield shaped plaque w/ engraved upraised armored hand holding truncheon. Lid has inlaid conch shell. Interior fitted w/ grid for cutlery is inlaid. Six-pointed star inlaid inside lid.

Details

Descriptive Terms

trays
mahogany (wood)
veneer
satinwood (wood)
silver (metal)
plate (material)
wood (plant material)
Mahogany
Silver
Mahogany Veneer
Satinwood veneer
TRAY, FLATWARE

Additional Identification Number

1924.255

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

14.625 x 9.75 (HxW), 12 (diameter) (inches)

Accession Number

1924.255O