LOCKING MECHANISM IS MISSING AND THERE IS SOME INTERIOR OF TOP AT CLOSURE. THESE WONDERFUL KNIFE BOXES ARE VERY HARD TO FIND AND THIS ONE IS GORGEOUS! MEASURES 14 1/8" HIGH, 9" WIDE AND 10 DEEP.
THESE BOXES WERE USED TO PROTECT SILVER UTENSILS DURING A PERIOD WHEN SILVER WAS A VERY PRECIOUS COMMODITY OWNED BY THE VERY WEALTHY AND WAS KEPT UNDER LOCK AND KEY TO REMOVE ANY TEMPTATION FOR THEFT FROM SERVANTS AS WELL AS TO PROTECT THE CONDITION OF THE ITEMS. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business!The item "RARE 18th C. ANTIQUE WALNUT GEORGIAN PERIOD KNIFE BOX, ORIGINAL SLOTTED INTERIOR" is in sale since Tuesday, March 20, 2012. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
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