George III Mahogany Footed Knife Boxes
George III Mahogany Footed Knife Boxes George III Mahogany Footed Knife Boxes George III Mahogany Footed Knife Boxes
George III Mahogany Footed Knife Boxes

George III Mahogany Footed Knife Boxes

  • This extremely rare pair of George III knife boxes is crafted of luxurious mahogany
  • The pair's refined serpentine form is fitted with exquisite silver mountings
  • Beneath each sloping lid is a fitted interior, with individual spaces for knives of various sizes
  • Many knife boxes were converted to suit other needs, making these an exceptional rarity
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Item No. 30-3010
$18,500
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An exceedingly rare and important pair of George III-period mahogany knife boxes of exceptional quality and condition. The boxes are of serpentine form with refined crossbanded and chevron inlay work along the edges and silver mountings on the façade. Great care was taken with the inlay work on the interior of the boxes, with intricate borders encircling each storage slot and an eight-point nautical star beneath the lid. Giving the set an air of lightness is the inclusion of feet upon which each box rests. The fact that they have survived more than 200 years in their superb, original condition, when many knife boxes were converted to suit other needs, is testament to their superior craftsmanship and beauty.

Circa 1790

9 1/2" wide x 13 1/2" deep x 17" high
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Period: 18th Century
Origin:England
Type:Antique Boxes
Width:9 1/2
Height:17
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