Jewelry: 1910 - 1939 Art Deco. Antique Victorian Oak Tunbridge Floral Inlay Mosaic Boarder Wooden Chest Box. The item being offered is an antique Victorian late 1800's oak Tunbridge wood inlay chest box.On the top of the box is a floral rose design inlayed using colored wood, the boarder detail work is done using a nice mosaic design. The inside of the box is lined with a nice plush green velvet, with a small mirror set into the lid. The bottom of the box is covered in a red velvet which protects whicher surface the box sits uppon. This box does feature a key hole, however the key is missing. Tunbridge ware is a form of decoratively inlaid woodwork, typically in the form of boxes, that is characteristic of Tonbridge and the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent in the 18th and 19th centuries. The decoration typically consists of a mosaic of many very small pieces of different coloured woods that form a pictorial vignette. Shaped rods and slivers of wood were first carefully glued together, then cut into many thin slices of identical pictorial veneer with a fine saw. Elaborately striped and feathered bandings for framing were pre-formed in a similar fashion.
Measurements Height: 5" inches Width: 8" inches Length: 5 inches Condition: Very Good; item does have signs of use, mostly scuff marks and nicks. Please look closely at the pictures provided as they are an extension of our written description. Boxes Victorian Tunbridge Box 1L 15Z #14 4L.