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Royal George III Satinwood, Sycamore, Thuya and Marquetry Work Box

The top opening to a compartmentalized interior, the underside of the top fitted with a conforming hinged panel centered by an oval patera with cross-cut book veneers within foliate and geometric borders and opening to red paper folio slots and a label inscribed This box was given by Princess Amelia / daughter of George III to her Goddaughter Lady Mary Amelia Grosvenor only daughter of Lord & Lady Westminster. She died young in 1814 to the great grief of her parents. The box was afterwards owned by Caroline Amelia Lady Leigh., the front of the case with a drawer opening to a compartmentalized interior, the sides with brass bail handles

8 ¾ x 14 ¼ x 11 in.

Exhibited: Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, Park Lane, London 10-20th June 1987. And Illustrated in Ramsey, L.G.G., The Concise Encyclopedia of Antiques, United States, Hawthorn Books, 1959, Volume 4, plate 45. 

Provenance:According to a letter supplied with the present box, given by Princess Amelia, daughter of King George III to her god-daughter Lady Amelia Grosvenor. Given by the Marchioness of Westminster to C. A. Leigh. Acquired from Stair & Company, London, 1987. Sold Christie's New York, October 18, 2017, Lot 606.

Condition:

With keys. Minor wear, a few minor losses and veneer splits. Some wear to the interior. In good condition.

Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.

 

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Hammer Price
$4,500
03/24/2022

 

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