Superb Irish Killarney Ware Arbutus Ladies or Gentleman's Jewellery Casket, complete with original lift out tray with fitted sectional interior.
Mid Nineteenth Century. The domed shaped lid with a central rectangular tablet with a view of an Irish Harp, the outer frame lavishly inlaid with Irish Shamrocks, all four sides also inlaid with Shamrocks.
Condition: This piece has been professionally restored, original firm hinges, lock and original key are present and working.
Width: (at base) 14" (35.5cm). Depth: 9.75" (25cm). Height: 5.25" (13.5cm).
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 in superb condition.