England, 1705-10, In the Manner of Coxed & Wooster




The burr maple veneer “stained” in lampblack to resemble tortoiseshell – in the manner of cabinetmakers John Coxed and Thomas Wooster (1690-1736) – banded to the edges and center with kingwood, the surfaces radiant and now softly faded to a glorious color; having a rectangular top above a sloping fall (with original lock and key), and opening to a veneered surface and green morocco-lined recess, the sides with brass carrying handles; the lower section with a pull-out dressing mirror flanked by rectangular lopers, having a shallow drawer fitted for two inkwells to one side, the other side with a vacant deep drawer, the whole raised on a moulded plinth above shallow bracket feet


Note :

Lampblack “stained” maple or elm is often referred to as “mulberry”.

Most “tortoiseshell-like” surfaces, and likewise the small bureaus, were produced by

John Coxed, and Coxed and Wooster from c1700 through 1720, most c 1705-10.   

Existing traveling bureaus of this period are quite rare.


Condition : Excellent, with wear appropriate to age and usage; original locks and brasses throughout;

the morocco leather lining to the interior recess with good age and possibly original;

the mirror with bevel and quite thin, mercury lined and likely original; there is a small pin hole in the front

of the interior writing surface for a securing pin that went through the mirror frame


6.5" High x 14" Wide x 12.5" Deep




Price : Please Inquire














Fine George III Mahogany Book Caddy with Carrying Handle

England, c1790

The frieze with two short and one long drawers

Excellent faded color and satinwood stringing

18.5" Long. retaining key



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Rare Queen Anne Burr Maple & Kingwood Traveling Bureau, England, 1705-10,  Manner of Cabinetmakers Coxed & Wooster