Lot 1404
A Selection of Continental Boxes
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The larger first a faux painted malachite letter box with ormolu mounts, circa 1870, with divided interior for letter storage, retaining partial retailer label of Charles Henry, located at 22 King St., Manchester (4 1.4 x 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.); the second a 20th century Gothic revival leather playing card box, with tooled figural relief and stylized foliate motifs, medieval style hinged strappings, divided interior in tan suede fitted for two decks (2 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.); the third a 1920s leather jewelry casket, likely French, with silverplate mounts and swing handle, blue silk upholstered interior, includes key (3 x 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.); the last a Huntley & Palmers book form biscuit tin, circa 1900, marked to marbled pages (6 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 5 in.).

Some scattered scuffs to exteriors and staining to interiors; leather playing card box front fall out lid with some warping and some wear to hinges; jewelry with some denting to one foot; faux malachite box with later interior; some loss to tin book strap, some rubbing and spotting to tole surfaces.