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January 19, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 26: A SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MARQUETRY AND INLAID SPECIMEN HARDWOOD WORKBOX BY JEREMIAH MACKNEIL, CIRCA 1820 |(211 views)
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Description: decorated with birds and geometric reserves and borders in veneers including mahogany, rosewood, fruitwood, yew, ivory, boxwood and ebony, fitted with a red papier-mâché fitted interior and brass lion mask ring handles to each side
According to a paper label in manuscript this casket was made for Elizabeth Findley in 1820 by Jeremiah Mackneil;
At her death to her sister Elizabeth Webber;
Then Thomas Mackneil;
Then John Mackneil ('who fitted up the interior') for his niece Sarah Ann Barthop great, great niece of Elizabeth Findley (she being the sixth owner);
Acquired in Ayr in 1900 by S. G. Baird
Dimensions: 12.5cm. high, 33cm. wide, 19cm. deep; 5in., 1ft 1in., 7 1/2 in.
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