Vintage Parquetry Decorated Rectangular Tin Lined Wood Humidor w/ Sponge Holder
Date: Uncertain, but most likely sometime in the early to mid 1900s.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Humidor measures ~10 7/8" long, ~6 3/4" wide and is ~4 7/8" high to the top of the closed lid. The piece weighs slightly over 2 pounds and 9 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a nice humidor retaining its original finish with nice parquetry decoration and in very good condition, which would make a worthy addition to your collection.
Condition: Humidor is in very good condition given its age. The humidor is relatively clean with no breaks or repairs that we could see. The parquetry is intact with no obvious losses while the exterior finish shows some wear and is faded a bit. The interior is relatively clean and intact. One of the hinges is a bit bent, but the lid still functions properly. The perforated plate for the sponge has a couple of dings but nothing of concern and still fits in the brackets properly. One of the two brackets holding the plate is a bit loose and slightly bent, but still function the way it should. The felt in the bottom of the piece shows extensive wear and loss of color. The four feet supporting the piece may be a more recent addition or replacement, but they look good and provide good protection to the piece. Be that as it may, this is a great piece to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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