Antique Puzzle Box
A beautiful example of a late 19th early 20th century puzzle box from Sorrento Italy, made from solid olive wood. This is a lovely early piece which is handmade and not to be confused with later modern boxes. The wood and quality of these boxes varies widely, this one is exceptional with a great patina and in wonderful condition.
This ingenious box is in good condition with a key. The figurative group on the top is a mixture of inlaid woods including beautiful green Harewood making up the figures onto solid olive wood.
To open box
- Slide the lower front spine to the left.
- Slide the lower right panel forward to open the base compartment.
- Tip the key out of the base.
- Slide the main body of the box forward over the base book.
- Lower the central spine to reveal the keyhole.
- Unlock the box with the key. (The lock is a double throw lock and must the turned anti-clockwise twice.)
- Open the lid.
Length 9" inches (23cm)
Width 5" inches (13cm)
Height 4.5" inches (12cm)
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