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Knife Boxes (Pair)

1770-1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

On loan to the Judges Lodgings, Lancaster.


object details
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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 52 parts.
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  • Knife Box
  • Knife Case
  • Knife Box
  • Knife Case
  • Knife (Culinary Tool)
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  • Fork (Culinary Tool)
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  • Fork
Materials and Techniques
Mahogany, inlaid with boxwood, satinwood and ebony, with brass feet and silver cutlery.
Brief Description
Pair of knife boxes, in mahogany inlaid with boxwood. England, 1770-1780.
Physical Description
Pair of knife-boxes. English, about 1775. Mahogany inlaid with boxwood, satinwood and ebony. Rectangular with shaped serpentine front, with four lines of vertical herring-bone stringing in satinwood and ebony. Hinged cover sloping backwards from serpentine front to a flat horizontal top is decorated with herring bone surround and a star in satinwood and ebony, and on the inside with a boxwood and ebony star within a diamond compartment. Three claw-and-ball feet in brass, one in the middle of the front, two at the back corners. Each case is fitted with wood sockets for two dozen knives and more accessories.



The case W49A-1937 contains one dozen silver handled table knives and one dozen similar desert knives, and the case of W.49 contains one dozen silver handled table knives and eleven dessert knives. Case W.49 also contains one carving fork and W.49A also one carving fork and one carving knife, all of similar pattern.
Dimensions
  • Height: 38.7cm (Of knife box)
  • Depth: 21.9cm (Of knife box)
  • Width: 22.9cm (Of knife box)
Measurements taken from paper records - not checked on objects.
Object history
Lent to the Judges' Lodgings Museum, Lancaster from 1987.
Summary
On loan to the Judges Lodgings, Lancaster.
Collection
Accession Number
W.49&A to A/24 & 1 to 26 -1937

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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