Mouse over image to explore or click to enlarge
Wooden Jewellery Box Inlaid with Mother of Pearl, L26cm (AG-JB-10417) Ref: AG-JB-10417
Handcrafted solid walnut jewellery box inlaid with mother of pearl featuring a floral and geometric design with arabesque scrollwork on the lid. There is further inlay work on the sides of the box and the base piece featuring geometric patterns. Marquetry was introduced during the 15th Century by the Ottomans. The arabesque scrollwork is achieved by telkari where the wire is embedded directly into the wood by hand, prior to the mother of pearl pieces being inserted. A brass wire is used in this telkari process. A brass wire is used in this telkari process. There is a secret compartment revealing a key. When the box is slid forward from the base, one of the panels at the front of the box reveals a keyhole enabling the box to be locked. A red velvet interior and internal clasp complete the jewellery box design.
L26cm, W15cm, H13cm. All sizes are approximate.