Attributed to Alexander Ritchie of Iona An Arts and Crafts oak slipper box
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Attributed to Alexander Ritchie of Iona An Arts and Crafts oak slipper box
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Attributed to Alexander Ritchie of Iona An Arts and Crafts oak slipper box Attributed to Alexander Ritchie of Iona An Arts and Crafts oak slipper box
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Attributed to Alexander Ritchie of Iona
An Arts and Crafts oak slipper box
All-over carved with Celtic and foliate knot-work,the side panels incorporating mythical beasts' heads, with hinged lid flanked by a pair of raised carrying handles, on slightly arched feet 47cm wide x 33cm deep x 45.5cm high, (18.5" wide x 12.5" deep x 17.5" high)

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  • Carved wooden objects by Ritchie are scarce, particularly of this scale. Although unsigned, the knot-work decoration, particularly incorporating grotesque heads, is a recognisible device seen on many of his brass ware designs.
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