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Of Royal and Noble Descent

by Sotheby's

January 19, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

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Lot 26: A SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MARQUETRY AND INLAID SPECIMEN HARDWOOD WORKBOX BY JEREMIAH MACKNEIL, CIRCA 1820 |

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A SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MARQUETRY AND INLAID SPECIMEN HARDWOOD WORKBOX BY JEREMIAH MACKNEIL, CIRCA 1820 |
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Estimate: £500 - £1,000

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

Provenance: 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.

Saleroom Notice: This lot contains ivory and other restricted materials. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrictor prohibits the import of certain items (including ivory) to protect wildlife conservation. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

 
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