Victorian Mother-of-pearl-inlaid and Lacquered Desk Box, England, mid-19th century, rectangular with slanted and hinged lid with a central view of a church ruin and green border, enclosing velvet inset writing surface, compartments for ink and pens, with a large open compartment beneath, ht. 4 1/4, wd. 15 3/4, dp. 11 3/4 in.
Craquelure, surface wear and rubbing to gilt. Age/usage wear. Lacking key.