Mark Goodger

Shagreen Cigarette Box

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Shagreen cigarette box with ivory edging on the top of the lid. The interior is satin cedar wood. Shagreen is a leather made from sharkskin or the skin of a Stingray. This type of Shagreen was first made popular by... Read More


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Year

c. 1930

Medium

Shagreen, Wood, Ivory

Country

United Kingdom

Description

Description

Shagreen cigarette box with ivory edging on the top of the lid.

The interior is satin cedar wood.

Shagreen is a leather made from sharkskin or the skin of a Stingray. This type of Shagreen was first made popular by Jean-Claude Galluchat (d1774) a master leather worker in the Court of Louis XV in France. It became a fashion amongst the French aristocracy and later throughout Europe. Shagreen is derived from the French word “Chagrin”.

Additional information

Additional information

Year

c. 1930

Medium

Shagreen, Wood, Ivory

Country

United Kingdom