Regency Rosewood Card Box
Decorated with a Mother & Child From our Boxes collection, we are pleased to offer this Regency Card Box. The Box of elongated octagonal shape made from Rosewood with Boxwood edging and a chevron border around the edge of the... Read More
Printed Scene Featuring a Mother and Child
Decorated with a Mother & Child
From our Boxes collection, we are pleased to offer this Regency Card Box. The Box of elongated octagonal shape made from Rosewood with Boxwood edging and a chevron border around the edge of the lid framing a print of a mother and child chasing a butterfly. When opened the Box reveals a blue paper lining with nine compartments for storing playing cards and counters. The box dates to the Regency period and early 19th century during the reign of the Prince Regent George circa 1815.
The Card Box comes complete with working lock and tasselled key.
Rosewood has many variations. Indian Rosewood, also known as Bombay Rosewood or Bombay Blackwood, is found in India and Indonesia. It is highly valued for its striking appearance with colours ranging from a medium-brown to dark red-brown with even darker grain lines. Madagascan Rosewood, found in Madagascar is a pink-brown colour with a darker almost purple grain.
Boxwood “Buxus sempervirens” can be found in Europe, Northwest Africa and Southwest Asia. It is a light cream that turns darker to brown when exposed to light. The trees are very small meaning it is suited to smaller projects like edging or inlay instead of veneers.
Regency is an era of British history between 1811 and 1820. The Regency era was initiated by King George III first suffered a debilitating illness in the late 1780s. He relapsed into his mental illness in 1810 and by the Regency Act in 1811 his eldest son George, Prince of Wales, was appointed prince regent to discharge royal functions. When George III died in 1820, the Prince Regent succeeded him as George IV.
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