Circa 1850 and later.
In the manner of George Bullock. Inlaid with paterae, and Neoclassical motifs to top. Initials of later hammered decorative nailheads. Handles probably applied later. Interior lined with pale green silk moire brocade.
L.h, in Gothic script, made out of nailheads, probably circa 1900.
Approximate dimensions: 13 H. x 25 W. x 17 1/4 D.
Provenance: Formerly in the Collections of Lady Hay, Jane Loftus, Marchioness of Ely (1821-1890). Lady Hay was a lady of Queen Victorias bedchamber and a confidante of the Queen for decades. As sold at auction in London, circa 1900 and later, at Butterfields in the mid 1950s. In one Bay Area family since 1955
Condition: Overall condition is very good and attractive. 3/4 loss to one section of inlay to top, lower left corner. Loss to veneer, base right corner. Stain to interior fabric.
Auction Date: January 15, 2022
Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000