Leather, sycamore, fruitwood, paint, iron handles
35 x 51 x 32 cm
Place of origin
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Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
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A black leather box opening to reveal a dramatic stained sycamore and fruitwood marquetry interior, South German, Augsburg, circa 1620. The hinged lid opens to a lined three section shallow tray, the lid a marquetry panel of flowers, vine and birds centred with a plain black panel depicting the Christ crucified, possibly for use as an altar or for personal devotion, the front hinging down revealing a central door and five drawers, all inlaid with flowers and birds, the door with buildings, one drawer missing, now a red-painted compartment, the sides with iron carrying handles.
Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.