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Shagreen Box

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Category
Height
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Width
26.5 cm (10 1/2")
Depth
14 cm (5 1/2")
Art Deco Shagreen Card Box with a hinged, fold down front, once belonged to Lady Hambledon of the famous shop chain WHSmiths.

This Shagreen box is a vibrant green colour with a smooth polished finish and sits on Ivory edged base, its interior is made of birch has two dividers for three packs of playing cards.

Stunning rare large Shagreen box comes with working lock and key.


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'.

Important information below.

If you are purchasing Tortoiseshell or Ivory pieces and are outside the E.U. you must have a CITES certificate in order to import the item into your country. We can obtain these on your behalf at a cost of £50 and these can take up to 14 working days to arrive at our office . Due to the strict exporting rules of these pieces, they may also come with further shipping costs. Please ensure you contact us prior to purchase for a quote.

More information on Games Boxes can be found on our historypage.
Height
10.5 cm (4 1/4")
Width
26.5 cm (10 1/2")
Depth
14 cm (5 1/2")
Year
c. 1930
Medium
Shagreen, Wood, Ivory
Country
United Kingdom