Look what Patrick Howard Antiques has put up for sale on-line:
777. Irish Rosewood Mother of Pearl Work Casket Geo. Austin
An Absolutely Stunning & Rare Irish Well Figured Rosewood Work Casket of Sarcophagus outline. First half of the Nineteenth Century.
Made in Dublin by Cabinet Maker George Austin.
The hinged dome cover with lavish Moter of Pearl inlaid decoration enclosing an original silk lined lift out sectional interior and a secret envelopl flap under the lid.
The casket stands on its four rosewood bun supports.
Condition: Superb untouched condition.
Paper label attached reads "Geo Austin. 7 South Andrew Street. Manufacturers of portable Writing Slopes, Dressing Cases, Work Boxes"
Width: 10.5" (26.5cm). Depth: 8" (20.5cm). Height: 6.25" (16cm).
Shipped to Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.