A Napoleonic Prisoner of War Straw Work Jewellery Box

Item Lot Number: 45

A Napoleonic Prisoner of War Straw Work Jewellery Box, early 19th century, of rectangular form, the hinged cover decorated with boats on a river, containing two covered compartments decorated with a lady and gentleman, all within herringbone and floral meander borders, 24.5cm wide, with paper label describing provenance attributing the work to Jean de la Parte and its purchase at Norman Cross, Huntingdonshire in 1810 for the price of one pound, the label dated 1936

Estimate: £300-400

Sold: £600
Condition Report:
Some age related shrinkage throughout. Some typical losses to strawwork. Splitting to base. Loss of original colour to exterior. 110318