Shagreen is exceptionally collectable on its own, it is Sharkskin and very rare. The insides are silver with gold gilding, the silver is hallmarked PHV & Co and made in England, there are no sterling silver hallmarks so it's being listed as white metal. The piece has then been gold gilt on top. The shagreen outer is all in place and free from damage however it has discolouring, I haven't tried to clean it. You can see on the inside a small dent and two pin holes where most likely a little monogram was pinned to the other side with initials on.
Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. Royal House Antiques is a privately owned family ran business founded in Wimbledon SW19 and now based in Pulborough RH20. We specialise in finding, restoring very fine luxury antique leather seating, along with every single other type of antique ranging from the 16.
We also stock a number of designer brands such as Fritz Hansen, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Charles & Ray Eames, Vitra, David Linley, Rolex, Tiffany, Jager Le Coulter and so on. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description pertaining to the condition. Royal House Antiques cannot be held liable for any independent assumptions made regarding the items we sell, if you are unsure on any point, please feel free to ask for clarity.
Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of creasing and wear, we recommend annual waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.