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Boulle Stationery Box By J.C.Vickery


Boulle Stationery Box By J.C.Vickery

Impressive dome top English boulle stationery box by James Vickery of regent street, London. Features wonderful symmetrical red tortoiseshell & brass inlay.

This technique is expertly crafted by sandwiching brass and red tortoiseshell together and then applying a symmetrical intricate design to the work and cutting with piercing saw. Once its cut all the pieces can be carefully taken apart and with one box being veneered with Tortoiseshell & Brass and another identically made box having the reverse pattern of Brass & Tortoiseshell.

The stationery box interior features green leather lined compartments. On the front edge of the box is stamped with the makers mark:
J. C. Vickery, 179, 181, 183. Regent St.W

This antique tortoiseshell & brass boulle stationery box comes with a fully working lock a tasselled key.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, how to look after your antique booklet, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.

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
International £85

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Material Tortoiseshell, Brass, Leather
Age C. 1885
Dimensions Width 11 in  (27.94 cm)   Depth 6.50 in  (16.51 cm)  
Height 8 in  (20.32 cm)