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Box, Work, Ivory, Worked, Container, Lid, Board, Game, F41.14

Physical Description

Large black box, with gold imaging over entire outside and on the underside of the hinged lid. Images include floral designs, buildings and people, birds and insects. Underside of lid shows a small village with fishermen, buildings and trees. Inside box are various compartments. The two outside panels are stationary, and show more village scenes with people and trees. There are also two gold lidded containers that open. They have small fruit/leaf shaped ivory handles. The top row of small boxes contains ivory implements, such as round discs, a thimble, a clamp and a small umbrella looking object. The next row is empty. Third row has two small lidded cylindrical boxes on each side. In the centre is a red fabric cushion. Between the gold lidded boxes are small pieces of ivory, made in assorted shapes. Bottom has two sections with ivory lattices and cylinders with small removable pins.Large tray can come out, that contains all the above mentioned items. It has compartments made from wood, which haven't been removed. There is a hidden compartment on the outside of the box at the front. The box also has a lock at the front, but no key. Two legs hold the box up, they are constructed from wood and painted black and gold also. There is a separate strut between them.
*af, ag and n may be one item

Provenance

Purchased by the donor's father Capt. Holford for Mrs Holford when the Capt. was in China trade -check this in register as is hard to read.

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Box): 134 x 161 x 419mm
Maximum Height (a - Box): 522mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Leg): 586 x 386 x 60mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (d - Strut): 554 x 80 x 19mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (e - Top panel): 419 x 432 x 17mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (f - Hidden drawer): 55 x 109 x 386mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (g - PR gold box lid): 149 x 80 x 17mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (i - Top PR square lattice): 55 x 53 x 1mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (j - Top PR object- thimble): 20 x 17 x 17mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (k - Circular ivory): 30 x 30 x 4mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (l - Circular ivory): 27 x 27 x 4mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (m - Circular ivory disc): 25 x 23 x 2mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (n - Clamp): 59 x 31 x 8mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (p - Top PL square lattice item): 24 x 32 x 32mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (q - Middle PR square lattice): 63 x 55 x 1mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (r - Cylindrical box): 33 x 35 x 35mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (s - Cylindrical box lid): 8 x 35 x 35mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (t - Cushion): 21 x 167 x 54mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (v - Cylindrical box): 36 x 35 x 35mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (w - Bottom PR rectangular lattice): 98 x 47 x 1mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (x - Bottom PR rectangular lattice item): 34 x 22 x 22mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (y - Bottom PR rectangular lattice item with removable ): 28 x 27 x 27mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (z - Pin): 26 x 5 x 5mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (ab - Bottom PL rectangular lattice item with pin): 31 x 27 x 27mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (ac - Bottom PL rectangular lattice item with no pin): 27 x 26 x 26mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (ad - Item with 5 circular rings): 126 x 30 x 30mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (ae - Item with blade on end): 90 x 16 x 16mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (af - Cylindrical item with twist end): 64 x 5 x 5mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (ag - Cap): 7 x 9 x 9mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (ah - Rib shaped item): 120 x 5 x 1mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (aj - Stick): 115 x 3 x 3mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (am - Smallest stick): 46 x 3 x 3mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (an - Tray circular ivory is in): 17 x 90 x 53mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (ap - Large tray all items are in): 44 x 312 x 367mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (aq - Small PL tray): 17 x 76 x 24mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (ar - Middle tray): 16 x 132 x 25mm

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