Table Box

English, c. 1665

Oak. Very rare to find a box lined with period woodcuts. They depict the marriage of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, Jun 1661. They are wallpaper, after the woodcut in the V&A (shown here.) The box itself is very good, carved on front and sides with lively variations on back-to,back S-scrolls. Original small snipe hinges, old, dark surface. Inside or out, there's something special here. Ex collection of Henry P Strause. Good condition, no restoration

25" w x 17" d x 8.25" h.

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