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Antique Tortoiseshell Brass Boulle Stationery Box


Antique Tortoiseshell Brass Boulle Stationery Box

Antique Boulle stationery box with brass and red stained tortoiseshell. Although not signed this is undoubtably by “J C VICKERY” LONDON.

The interior of this impressive boulle stationery box features dark green leather lined equally divided compartments. This stationery box comes with a fully working lock a tasselled key.

The "Boulle" name comes from the famous André-Charles Boulle who was made famous for veneering furniture with marquetry of tortoiseshell, brass and pewter. Although he did not invent the technique, Boulle mastered the art of this complex marquetry and lent his name to its common name: boulle work. Boulle also specialised in floral marquetry in both stained and naturally coloured woods. Many of his designs are illustrated in a book of engravings published around 1720.

Important information below.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office. Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £65
US £85
Rest of the World £130

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Material Tortoiseshell, Brass
Age C. 1899
Dimensions Width 11 in  (27.94 cm)   Depth 6.50 in  (16.51 cm)  
Height 8 in  (20.32 cm)