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Collections > Furniture > Cutlery urn
Part of a pair of cutlery urns in red mahogany with stringing of ebony and box. These boxes, in the shape of urns, were designed to store knives, forks and spoons. Knife boxes were invented in the late 18th century. This pair is of an urn design. They would originally have stood on pedestals on either side of a sideboard, leaving the sideboard free for the display of other dining module_collections_objects such as glassware and tableware.
Size: Height: 63 cm; Diameter: 26 cm.
Object Type: cutlery
Period: George III
Broad Date: Late Georgian
Actual Date: c. 1795
Century: 18th century
Materials: Mahogany, Ebony, Box Wood
Museum Accession Number: FW.64