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This item sold on October 29, 2012.

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Antique (late 1800s) shagreen box with hinged lid.
Remnants of a cracked ivory handle/ lift, as shown.
Lined in wood, with a central divided panel, given the era and size, this was likely designed for use as a cigarette box.
Creamy- beige shagreen outer, showing chipping and losses to each corner and along most edges- please enlarge photos to see accurate condition.
Seamed crack to one narrow side of the lid, some scales missing on the top of the lid as well.
surface is a bit dingy/ dirty and shows age- I'd consider this in poor to fair condition, sold as- is and priced accordingly.
Purchased from an English antiques dealer over a decade ago- I assume English origin given the size and styling.
A generous size and very pretty color- nice as a starter piece, to add to a stack or collection of shagreen boxes and etui, etc.

Measurements:
6- 1/2" long x 4- 7/32" deep x 2- 1/4" high
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antique shagreen box // late 1800s ivory handle cigarette box


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: shagreen, ivory, wood, metal
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 79 reviews
  • Favorited by: 8 people