19C British Rosewood and MOP Inlaid Dressing Table Box

19C British Rosewood and MOP Inlaid Dressing Table Box.

Lovely 19th Century British rosewood dressing table box inlaid with mother of pearl.

Interior lined in nice period paper.

Beautiful condition ……………working key and lock  !!

From circa 1860-80.

19C British Rosewood and MOP Inlaid Dressing Table Box.

Perfect for storing your jewelry or trinkets !!

MOTHER OF PEARL: Nacre (/ˈneɪkər/ NAY-kər also /ˈnækrə/ NAK-rə),[1] also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it also makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent.

Nacre is found in some of the most ancient lineages of bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods. However, the inner layer in the great majority of mollusc shells is porcellaneous, not nacreous, and this usually results in a non-iridescent shine, or more rarely in non-nacreous iridescence such as flame structure as is found in conch pearls.

The outer layer of pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre. Other mollusc families that have a nacreous inner shell layer include marine gastropods such as the Haliotidae, the Trochidae and the Turbinidae.

The main commercial sources of mother of pearl have been the pearl oyster, freshwater pearl mussels, and to a lesser extent the abalone, popular for their sturdiness and beauty in the latter half of the 19th century.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nacre

19C British Rosewood and MOP Inlaid Dressing Table Box.

Provenance: Bought privately in the UK.

Dimensions: 8.8″ deep,  12.25″ wide and 5″ tall

Condition: Excellent.

Price Now: $460

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