Six Watch Compartments & Two Cufflink / Ring Cushions
From our Boxes collection, we are delighted to offer this Anglo-Indian Rosewood Watch Box. The Box of elongated rectangular form made from solid Rosewood is mounted to the exterior with Indian silver with a central vacant initial plaque framed by an engraved Indian silver border and finished with a heart shaped escutcheon. When opened the watch box reveals the gunmetal grey cushioned velvet interior with partitions for six watches and two partitions for cufflinks or rings. The box is finished with a ‘secure level’ lockplate. The Watch Box dates to the second half of the 19th century during the Victorian period circa 1880.
Anglo Indian refers to the term given to pieces made for the colonial British market. It usually encompasses British Aesthetics of subject with Indian influences such as inlay or material.
Rosewood has many variations. Indian Rosewood, Madagascan Rosewood, Mexican Rosewood, Rio Rosewood, Brazilian Rosewood, San Dominican and Santos Rosewood. All types are prized for their grain and colour. Generally, the colours range from a medium-dark red-reddish brown.
Victorian, an era of British History corresponding approximately with the reign of Queen Victoria from the 20th of June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901 however, there are arguments stating that the Victorian era is actually from 1820 until 1914 proceeded by Georgian era and followed by the Edwardian era.
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