Superb Irish Killarney Ware Arbutus Wood Ladies or Gentleman's Casket or Table Box of outstanding quality, modelled as a hard back book with a sliding cover to top area.
Mid to late Nineteenth Century. The front cover with an inlaid Irish Harp, the back cover with a Laurel Leaf spray.
Condition: This piece is in very good original untouched condition with no losses or imperfections.
Width: 3.75" (9.5cm). Depth: 1.5" (4cm). Height: 5.25" (13.25cm).
Killarney Ware: Small items of Furniture & Writing Slopes were made in Killarney Ireland using this local wood known as Arbutus (from the Strawberry Tree) peculiar to this part of Kerry during the 19th Century and later.
This is a stunning example of a Collectors piece of Irish History in superb condition.