Early Tunbridge Ware Box

Early Tunbridge Ware Box

Code: 7087

Dimensions:

W: 11cm (4.3")H: 4.6cm (1.8")D: 7.5cm (3")

£105.00 Approx $132.91, €122.52
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Here we have a lovely quality 19thC Tunbridge ware box with a mosaic pattern to the lid and original blue paper lining.

Tunbridge Ware is a form of decoratively inlaid woodwork, typically in the form of boxes, that is characteristic of Tonbridge and the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent in the 18th and 19th centuries. The decoration typically consists of a mosaic of many very small pieces of different coloured woods that form a pictorial vignette. Shaped rods and slivers of wood were first carefully glued together, then cut into many thin slices of identical pictorial veneer with a fine saw. Elaborately striped and feathered bandings for framing were pre-formed in a similar fashion.

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