PAIR OF KNIFE BOXES WITH SILVER MOUNTS
PAIR OF KNIFE BOXES WITH SILVER MOUNTS

PAIR OF KNIFE BOXES WITH SILVER MOUNTS

PAIR OF KNIFE BOXES WITH SILVER MOUNTS
Marked “I.W.”
Probably English or American   Circa 1785

Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Woods: Spruce, Fruitwood (by microanalysis)

Height: 14 1/2 inches
Width: 9 1/2 inches
Depth: 9 inches

Reference: This pair is nearly identical, including the red velvet and silver thread lining in the interior, to a set of boxes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art made for the Stuyvesant family. Please see Morrison Heckscher, American Furniture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Late Colonial Period: The Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles, pages 313-315, number 203.

This pair retains much of what may be its original knives and forks.

Item Number: 7212

Category: Other Forms Tags: AMERICAN, CHIPPENDALE, ENGLISH, MAHOGANY, SILVER MOUNTS