A choice pair of silver mounted and inlaid mahogany Federal knife boxes with fitted interiors for cutlery. Each box serpentine fronted and inlaid with satinwood and ebony 'barber-pole' edges, compass roses under the lid, and interior decoration. The lid with an applied silver shield-form ornament. The escutcheon also a silver shield.
American or England for the American market. Circa 1790-1810. Excellent condition and a perfect complement to your sideboard. 13 3/4 inches high, 8 3/4 inches wide, and 7 5/8 inches deep.