previous arrow
next arrow
previous arrownext arrow
Slider

Exceptional Charles II Blond Olive Oyster Lace-Box of Large Scale

£5,750

Request Information

Follow Us

Exceptional Charles II Blond Olive Oyster Lace-Box of Large Scale

An exceptional blond olive oyster ‘lace-box’ of large scale from the reign of Charles II, circa 1675-1685.

This box is a showcase of the cabinetmaker’s skill, with well-chosen oysters of olive from different size branches cut horizontally and placed in a book-matched pattern to create wonderful geometric shapes centred by an inlaid Tudor rose, roundels and further decorated with fleur-de-lis to the four corners all in holly.

Similarly, the cross-grain moulded and holly banded frieze is decorated in oysters of olive and inlaid with opposing fleur-de-lis. To the centre of the freeze is the most wonderful pierced 17th century escutcheon with a putty mask.

The curiously named ‘lace box’ or ‘bible box’ veneered in oyster cut hardwoods such as olive and Kingwood were popular amongst the middle and higher classes of society from circa 1660-1700.

Condition

Good. The box has been conserved to the hightest standard, retaining the original surfaces and colour. Wear consistent with age and use.

Dimensions

Height: 6.11 in. (15.5 cm)
Width: 23.23 in. (59 cm)
Depth: 17.92 in. (45.5 cm)

Literature

H. Cescinsky, English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century, London 1909, vol. I, p. 97, fig. 121.

PREVIOUSLY SOLD

A Fine William and Mary 17th-Century Olive Oyster Lace Box

A Fine William and Mary 17th-Century Olive Oyster Lace Box

A Fine William and Mary 17th-Century Olive Oyster Lace Box Sold Follow UsinstagramA Fine William and Mary 17th-Century Olive Oyster Lace Box A Fine Late 17th Century Olive Oyster 'Lace Box' of Small Proportions. Circa 1680-1690 England. The...

George III Chippendale Period Mahogany Pie Crust Tray

George III Chippendale Period Mahogany Pie Crust Tray

A fine George III Chippendale period mahogany pie crust tray, circa 1770, England. Of circular form, with a carved and shaped edge. Alexander George Fine Antique sell 18th & 19th century antique English furniture.

A Fine William and Mary 17th-Century Olive Oyster Lace Box

A Fine William and Mary 17th-Century Olive Oyster Lace Box

A Fine William and Mary 17th-Century Olive Oyster Lace Box Sold Follow UsinstagramA Fine William and Mary 17th-Century Olive Oyster Lace Box A Fine Late 17th Century Olive Oyster 'Lace Box' of Small Proportions. Circa 1680-1690 England. The...

George III Chippendale Period Mahogany Pie Crust Tray

George III Chippendale Period Mahogany Pie Crust Tray

A fine George III Chippendale period mahogany pie crust tray, circa 1770, England. Of circular form, with a carved and shaped edge. Alexander George Fine Antique sell 18th & 19th century antique English furniture.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

A George III Giltwood Mirror in the Manner of Thomas Johnson

A George III Giltwood Mirror in the Manner of Thomas Johnson

A George III Giltwood Mirror in the Manner of Thomas Johnson circa 1760 £9,700 Follow UsinstagramA George III Giltwood Mirror in the Manner of Thomas Johnson An early George III carved giltwood mirror in the manner of Thomas Johnson, circa...

A George III Giltwood Mirror in the Manner of Thomas Johnson

A George III Giltwood Mirror in the Manner of Thomas Johnson

A George III Giltwood Mirror in the Manner of Thomas Johnson circa 1760 £9,700 Follow UsinstagramA George III Giltwood Mirror in the Manner of Thomas Johnson An early George III carved giltwood mirror in the manner of Thomas Johnson, circa...

Pin It on Pinterest