Antique ‘Sorrento ware’ a small olivewood box in a shape of books,
with Swallows design on the lid.
Made in Italy, circa 1900
Since the early 19th century Sorrento is known for its unique inlayed and marquetry work.
One of the typical marks is the swallow.
6 cm square, 6 cm tall
-★★ in Fair Condition for the age. Slide lock puzzle mechanism is hidden in the front that is no longer working as there is a chip on wood near the lock.
Two corners of the bottom has chip loss. a few small cracks on wood but is in tact as a box.