5 April 2001
TWO ANGLO-INDIAN PEWTER-INLAID IVORY BOXES AND A VICTORIAN BRASS-INLAID AND RED-TORTOISESHELL BOULLE INKSTAND
The boxes 19th Century
One parquetry-banded overall with circular medallions to the main panels, the other with similar parquetry banding, the top marked for chess, dominoes and nine-mens morris, enclosing a backgammon board with removable lid, the sides with parquetry panels, with 53 various ivory games pieces, with printed paper label to the reverse 'Mrs Whitbread Southill Park Biggleswade'
Of rectangular form, with scrolling foliate inlay, the glass inkwell flanked by two tops between pen-trays, with concave sides
3 in. (7.5 cm.) high; 11¾ in. (30 cm.) wide; 5 in. (12.5 cm.) deep the other: 2½ in. (6.5 cm) high; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide; 5 in. (13 cm.) deep
4 in. (10 cm.) high; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) wide; 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) deep (2)
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