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Morocco Leather Sarcophagus Box, circa 1815

  • Morocco Leather Sarcophagus Box, circa 1815
  • Morocco Leather Sarcophagus Box, circa 1815
  • Morocco Leather Sarcophagus Box, circa 1815
  • Morocco Leather Sarcophagus Box, circa 1815

A Regency Red Morocco Leather Sarcophagus Box

with gilt brass mounts, tooled decoration to the leather, and raised on four lion-paw feet, the interior with faded pea-green velvet lidded case and lift-out tray lined in the original light blue coloured paper and pink leather

Width: 21cm 

Depth: 15cm 

Height: 11cm 

Stock Reference: PF 1687

Condition

Good, original, untampered condition. Red leather faded to a reddish brown. Slight rubbing and scuffing to the corners, and especially to the bottom front and back corner. Inside, the original velveteen purse or wallet has faded to a pea-green. Original lift-out card tray has some wear to edges and corners, as has the paper lining inside the box. Original owner’s (ie 19th century) pencil annotation underneath.

A Note From Luke

Lovely Regency Moroccan Leather box of good quality. Would originally have been used for sewing, but would also make a stylish desk box.

The sarcophagus shape is clearly influenced by Ancient Greek designs fashionable during the early 19th century.

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