Lot 307
Pair of George III Mahogany Inlaid Knife Boxes
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 18th century, figured mahogany veneers, each case featuring an oval engraved silver medallion decorated with rearing stag within a floral and foliate wreath, the lid with banded veneer border set within a double line light and dark wood herringbone inlay, serpentine front with silver escutcheon, interior featuring a nautical star and herringbone inlay to underside of lid, divided inlaid cutlery panels.

14.5 x 9.5 x 9.5 in.

Private Collection, Charlottesville, Virginia

Cutlery panels later; one box with ebonized loss at interior rim by escutcheon, the other with crack and loss at same area; some minor herringbone loss; shrinkage splits at rear of case to one box; other expected age imperfections.

$1,000 - 2,000