A 19th century Indo-Portuguese writing box, teak and floral ivory inlaid, the rising top revealing a drawer and cubby hole fitted interior, with 2 brass carrying handles, W46cm. This item has been registered as exempt from the UK Ivory Act 2018 on account of it being made before 3rd March 1947 with less than 10% ivory by volume. Ivory declaration submission reference LABX6GA3
Generally good overall condition, various areas of ivory missing from the edges, the rising lid slightly loose on the hinges but not coming off, the interior drawers are present, wear surface marks and scratches consistent with age and use, no key. Collected from the Armoury in Winchelsea.