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Collections > Wood Carving > Box
Box of pearwood, the sides and top carved with panels of acanthus scrolls, the lid design centring on a basket of flowers within a quatrefoil. The box is raised on four flattened bun feet. It shows a narrow flaring base and a similar cornice, both carved with upright leaf decoration. Two strap hinges, with fleur-de-lys finials, are in blued steel. The box is fitted with a lock, the shaped escutcheon of brass.
Size: Height: 6.5 cm; Width: 17.8 cm; Deth: 11.9 cm.
Object Type: box
Period: Louis XIV
Actual Date: c. 1712
Century: 18th century
Materials: Pear wood, Brass, Steel
Museum Accession Number: Founders/X.986