Offered by: Yew Tree House
200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 , United States Call Seller 646.293.6633


Lignum Vitae String Box

$ 850
  • Description
    Good mid 19th Century English turned Lignum Vitae wood string box of pillar form, the lid and body turned from a single block of timber, the top with string dispensing nipple which unscrews to allow refilling container, the whole with good rich color and patination.

    Lignum Vitae, or “Wood of Life” a native species from the Carribbean and Northern South American coast, has long been prized for its beauty, density and its ability to be turned an polished. String boxes were a necessity in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian households as any parcel (including the Sunday Roast) would require binding in string - before the advent of tape (plus tape isn’t very pleasant on roast meat!)
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Lignum Vitae
    Condition: Good. Minor checking and wear
    Creation Date: 1840
    Styles / Movements: Turned Wood, Traditional
    200 Lex Booth #: 13
    Dealer Reference #: ckbbcxraiepa
    Incollect Reference #: 411683
  • Dimensions
    H. 5 in; Diam. 4 in;
    H. 12.7 cm; Diam. 10.16 cm;
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