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Tunbridge Ware Card Box with a King Charles Spaniel - 1850 United Kingdom

Width 8.50inch [21.59cm]
Height 2.00inch [5.08cm]
Depth 5.00inch [cm]
Medium Wood
Description Antique sycamore tunbridge ware card box with a King Charles Spaniel and floral borders.

The tunbridge ware box interior is lined in its original patterned paper and comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key.

Tunbridge Ware items originate from the beautiful spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent. We always have a very good selection which showcase the techniques of tessellated mosaic, stickware, perspective cube mosaic, vandyke and painted pen work.

Tunbridge Wells and Tunbridge in Kent, England became popular in the 17th Century for their therapeutic waters. By the 18th century Tunbridge Wells was a hugely popular Spa resort. Shops and stalls were set up to sell local work of distinction to visitors as souvenirs. Many of the original boxes were decorated with all sorts of different kinds of designs.

Many of the Tunbridge boxes had a central image with views of castles, churches, pavilions, animals, country scenes and sometimes people, such as the Young Prince of Wales. These were surrounded by a variety of bandings and panels of floral and geometric designs.

Shipping Cost:
United Kingdom £25
Europe £45
International £65

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gbp 775.00 (Pound Sterling)
Stock Code Ref: MEX dibs
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