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Mahogany Wash Bowl Box

Reference
82046
Height
7" (18 cm)
Width
13 1/4" (33.5 cm)
Depth
12 1/2" (32 cm)
A curious mahogany, small Wash Bowl Box with creamware bowl.

The main box has a secondary, tight fitting removable box inside it. This in turn houses the bowl which sits within a cut out to the interior. Why it was considered necessary to have a box within a box is unknown unless it was to afford the bowl greater protection. Both boxes are plain but good quality, as is the bowl which has a pleasing shape. The lids to both boxes are fixed with simple brass swing hooks, 2 to the outside box and 1 to the interior box. There is no doubt that this Wash Bowl Box was made for travel but we have not seen anything quite like it before. Early 19th Century.
Height
7" (18 cm)
Width
13 1/4" (33.5 cm)
Depth
12 1/2" (32 cm)
Period
Early 19th Century.
Medium
Mahogany, Pearlware
Origin
England
Style
Campaign Furniture
Exhibitions
Clear The Decks
Condition
Good