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Mid 18th Century Antique Tooled Leather Box / Travelling Case With A Rare Inlaid Compass to the Lid

Mid 18th Century Antique Tooled Leather Box / Travelling Case With A Rare Inlaid Compass to the Lid

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A mid-18thC antique wooden box of octagonal form. The outer surface is decorated in tooled leather with a brass escutcheon. Unusually, the lid also has a compass inset to the middle which could indicate that this may have been used as a travelling case by a Lady or a Gentleman. The lid reveals an interior complete with its original silk lining.

Condition - The leather has gained a wonderful colour and patination with age. There are minor traces of historic worm (long since inactive and treated too as a precautionary measure). The glass to the compass is complete but is cracked. The key is missing. A further condition report is available upon request.

Size: Width 16.5 cm (6 1/2") x Depth 16.5 cm (6 1/2") x Height 7 cm (2 3/4")

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