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Red Tortoiseshell Boulle Stationery Box By Halstaff & Hannaford


Red Tortoiseshell Boulle Stationery Box By Halstaff & Hannaford

Tortoiseshell & Brass Boulle stationery box by Halstaff & Hannaford. The fabulous box has three compartments one bearing the label Halstaff & Hannaford, each lined with decorative paper and leather edges. While the underside of the stationery box lid is lined with red velvet, with decorative embossing and gold tooling. The interior of the boulle stationery box also contains two removable leather boxes with ribbon tabs, one labelled Vignettes and the other Pens.

This stunning red tortoiseshell boulle stationery box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

Cabinet makers: Halstaff & Hannaford

William Halstaff of 68 Margeret Street, Cavendish Square, London started manufacturing dressing cases in 1825. In 1842 he went into business with Thomas Charless Hannaford. They worked from Regent Street, London, calling themselves Halstaff & Hannaford, making ladies' work boxes, writing boxes and dressing cases until 1898.

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.

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.

Stationery Box:
Height: 6'
Width: 9'
Depth: 5.5'

Picture Frame:
Height: 8.5'
Width: 6'
Depth: 4.5'

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, Glass
Age C. 1880
Dimensions Width 9 in  (22.86 cm)   Depth 5.50 in  (13.97 cm)  
Height 6 in  (15.24 cm)