Late-gustavian alder root box


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Rare late 1700 – early 1800 late-gustavian box in the style of master Jacob Sjölin. Veneered with alder root and intact with paper lining and original brass fittings.

Approx. W 18 cm/7,1 inch, D 11,5 cm/4,6 inch, H 9,5 cm/3,7 inch excl handle.

In an attempt to imitate the in Sweden very rare but equally popular dark walnut tree, some 18th century carpenters became experts in working with alder root. Until this day items of alder root are sought after not only for their stunning colour but mainly for the pattern that makes every object unique and full of life. Alder root veneer was mainly used for tabletops, cabinets and boxes like this one.

Price: 900 USD