Antique Ditty Box

$395.00

A Fantastic & Handsome Antique Ditty Box  ~  A SIX sided Wall Mounted Hand Made & Inlaid Antique Ditty Box  In Excellent Untouched & Original Condition!  Offered @ A Genuine Bargain Price!

Description

WHAT A FANTASTIC RELIC FROM THE MID 19thC …..  A BEAUTIFUL & HANDSOME  Antique Ditty Box  ~  ALL THE TROUBLE , TIME , EFFORT & SKILL LEVELS THAT WENT INTO THE MAKING ,

BY HAND , OF SOMETHING WHO’S USE WAS TOTALLY IRRELEVANT OR AT BEST ~ WAY DOWN ONE’S PRIORITY LIST…..

YET OBVIOUSLY NOT TO THE MAKER NOR CLIENT WHOM WOULD HAVE REQUESTED  TO HAVE THIS MADE …..  Amazingly Solid & Strong ~ As The Day It Was Made & Very Handsome & Also

Tactile Piece  ……..   AS THIS IS , TODAY – I WOULD ANTICIPATE IT WOULD COST ANYWHERE BETWEEN au$1,500 – $2,500 —  TO HAVE THIS MADE ~~~  MADE AS THIS IS —

ONCE YOU COULD FIND THE RARE CRASFTMAN THAT COULD ACCURATELY REPRODUCE TO THIS PRECISE STANDARD & QUALITY!!

{I STRONGLY DOUBT ONE COULD HAVE IT DONE PROPERLY FOR $2,000} —– NO WONDER FINE 19th & 18thC ‘SMALL PIECES’ ARE SO MUCH IN DEMAND , INTERNATIONALY , & HAVE BEEN FOR SOME YEARS!—–

A GOOD Size  Antique Ditty Box  AT APPROX; 340mm W by 90mm H by 130mm DEEP. —– BEING IN 100% UNTOUCHED & ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH BEAUTIFUL COLOUR & PATINA TO THE 6 FINELY INLAID PANELS — ORIGINAL PAPER LINED INTERIOR WITH ORIGINAL SET’s OF DOUBLE LENGTH’s & DOUBLE ANCHORED CHAINS! ——-

THE 6 x PARQUETRY PANELS ARE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL & ARE A TRUE EXAMPLE OF DEDICATION, SKILL & PRIDE!

TO MAKE A PIECE SUCH AS THIS , WOULD HAVE TAKEN YEARS UPON YEARS OF LEARNING &  ‘PRACTICE’ TO PRODUCE SUCH AN ITEM….. & HAVE IT STANDING SOLID , STRONG & HANDSOME 150 YEARS AFTER IT WAS MADE!!  SUCH ITEMS ARE FAR MORE DIFFICULT TO SOURCE TODAY THAN THEY WERE , EVEN 25 YEARS AGO!    THIS EXACT PIECE , I BELIEVE , IS

THE TYPE OF ANTIQUE THAT WILL BE AMONGST THE MOST COVETTED & CONTESTED ANTIQUES OF THE NEAR FUTURE  ………..  OVER THE NEXT 10 TO 50 YR’S  ………….  DUE TO AMONGST SEVERAL REASONS , IT’S SIZE , ‘USEABILITY’ , BEAUTY & OBVIOUS ANTIQUE

APPEARANCE  ………..  “ANYONE CAN FIT THIS INTO THIER LIFE , FROM THE 12 BEDROOM ESTATE , TO THE 1 ROOM BEDSIT” ~~  IT WILL FIT INTO ANYONE’S ABODE!

THESE ARE THE  “LOW COST YET ASTUTE INVESTMENTS” FOR THOSE WITH AN EYE TO BEAUTY & RETURN %’s.

MOST HOUSES MADE TO DAY WILL NOT BE STANDING IN 150 YR’S FROM NOW!!! —  {THIS FINE Antique Ditty Box  Was MADE AROUND 20 YR’S PRIOR TO THE CESSATION OF CABINET MAKERS APPRENTICESHIPS BEING TWELVE {YES , 12}  YEARS!!  WITH SAID APPRENTICE WORKING 7

DAYS A WEEK {cleaning the w/shops on the 7th day} – 16 HOURS A DAY & OFTEN SLEEPING IN A CORNER OF THE WORK SHOP WITH BEDDING MADE UP FROM SACKS & THE LIKE!!   IMAGINE THE ‘DRIVE & DETERMINATION A YOUNG MAN MUST HAVE NEEDED TO ‘BETTER HIMSELF’  & TAKE THE H.U.G.E.  STEP FROM

UNEDUCATED SON OF A POORMAN  {the Vast Majority of U.K  p/latn}~  TO OBTAIN THEIR CABINET MAKERS QUALIFICATIONS & THE CHANCE OF A LIFE!!    I HAVE READ OF SOME INCREDIBLE ACCOUNTS , WRITTEN IN THE FIRST HAND , OF SUCH BOYS …… ON THEIR JOURNEY OF BECOMING A MAN!  NOTHING SHORT OF INCREDIBLE:

THIS IS ANOTHER EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF NOT ONLY ‘VALUE FOR MONEY’ AT ‘HOBART TOWN ANTIQUE JEWELLERY’ —– IT IS ALSO A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE NATURE OF THE UNSUAL QUALITY ITEMS THAT WE DO COME UP WITH.

AT ****au$395**** FOR THIS UNIQUE & AMAZING  Antique Ditty Box  IS EXCELLENT BUYING  &  WHOMEVER PURCHASE’S THIS AMAZING & HANDSOME PIECE , WILL

BE TOTALLY ENTHRALLED WHEN THEY RECIEVE IT!   IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS  ~  PLEASE EITHER EMAIL  OR  CALL FOR FURTHER INFO.   {ph: 04488~64015}