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Carved Burr Oak Glove Box

Surrey Antiques have recently restored a fabulous carved burr oak glove box.  Having never been restored since it was first made, the box arrived in a slightly neglected state.  With perished polish and extensive water staining to the carved surface.

Carved Burr Oak Glove Box The box had been made around 1898 by our client’s Great Grandfather, then just a young man who was born in the 1870’s.

Deeply carved with swags and fruit and his girlfriends initials to the top. “A true gift of love and devotion”  Needless to say they went onto marry and shared the rest of their lives together.

After a slight career change he went onto become a very gifted stonemason and worked extensively at Hampton Court Palace.  A true craftsman and I would like to think he would be equaly proud of his box today after careful restoration, as he would have been the day he finished it.

Burr Oak Glove Box  Burr Oak Glove Box