Antique Victorian Burl Wood Box With Secret Compartments & Beaded Top English – locking with original key. This is quite a large box with some fantastic and fun details. There is some wear (please see photos), but this far outweighs the character of this box! My favorite part is the beaded top that is encased under beveled glass. It has a central rose on a bright turquoise background with a beaded design in multiple colors. It looks like a tapestry, but it is indeed, bead work. Unlike tapestry, the beads are more resistant to fading and the colors look like new. This panel measures 7 by 4 1/2 inches. Beneath the panel is one of three secret compartments. If you push down on one end of the panel, it lifts to reveal the compartment. The front if the box has two drawers, each with four divided sections. These pieces come out so that each drawer can be used for larger items, if desired. When removed, each drawer measures 9 3/4 wide, by 9 1/8 deep, and 2 3/4 high. The drawers have dovetail joint construction and are still solid. These two drawers can be locked with the original key, that will be sent with the box. Insert it slightly and a gentle turn will lock it. By removing both drawers from the box, you release the two secret side compartments, that can be opened with a push to the bottom. Once opened, there is a sliding wood door that can reveal the contents of each section. One of the sliding panels has lost a section (the wood is split off) which is pointed out in the photos. Otherwise, it functions properly and still contains what is put in it, unless its something tiny. The black sections of the box are carved; another added detail to this magnificent box. The box is veneered with what I believe to be burl wood and maple, but Im not certain. Im not sure what species of wood the black portions are, or the internal wood, but it is all hardwood. The antique condition is good, with corner wear, some chipping of the veneer at edges, and the noted interior sliding panel but nothing that detracts from the unique beauty of this antique box. The three different contrasting wood colors are very interesting and well-placed. The vibrant and stunning beaded panel is extremely rare – I havent seen another like it. The overall approximate measurements are 14 wide, 11 1/2 deep, by 10 1/4 tall. The item “Antique Victorian Burl Wood Box With Secret Compartments & Beaded Top English” is in sale since Wednesday, September 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes”. The seller is “loveandlight4″ and is located in Willowbrook, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Primary Material: Wood
- Featured Refinements: Wood Box
- Type: Boxes
- Style: Victorian