A fine jewellery or work box dating from the early 19th century.Veneered in blonde tortoiseshell. There has been a small amount of historic restoration. This is hardly noticeable and doesn't detract from this lovely box. The box stands on gilt metal feet. The tortoiseshell veneer panels are divided by pewter stringing. The interior of the box is lined in a now faded velvet. The inner tray removes to reveal more storage underneath.